§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the average percentage rent increase approved by each rent officer district in each year since 1978–79; and what has been the equivalent figure for each district in each year determined by the appropriate rent assessment committee.
§ Sir George Young
Figures for mean percentage changes in rent for regulated unfurnished tenancies, on re-registration by rent officers within three to four years of the previous registration, for rent registration areas in England and Wales, during 1978 are given in the Rent Officer Statistical Note RO(S) 29; during 1979 in RO(S) 34; during 1980 in RO(S) 44; during 1981 in RO(S) 51; and during 1982 and 1983 in RO(S) 62.
Figures for mean percentage changes in rent assessed by rent assessment committees, on rent assessed by rent officers for panel areas in England and Wales, during 1978 are given in RO(S) 26; during 1979 in RO(S) 33; during 1980 in RO(S) 39; during 1981 RO(S) 50; and during the first half of 1982 (the most recent period for which figures are available) in RO(S) 54.
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