§ Mr. Richards
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he will announce his proposals for housing revenue account subsidy for 1993–94; and what proposals he will be making.
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
The Welsh Office is today consulting local authorities and other bodies on our proposals for the rent guidelines and management and maintenance allowances to be used in calculating next year's entitlement to housing revenue account subsidy. I shall be placing the consultation papers in the Library of the House with a list of the estimated guidelines and allowances for each authority. Our proposals are for an average guideline rent increase of £ 1.84 per week (a smaller cash increase than the average of £2.14 for 1992–93) with a range of increases for individual authorities from £1.25 to £2.75 per week. The new average weekly guideline rent would be £29.17. For management and maintenance, we are proposing to increase allowances by an average of £28 per annum per dwelling over the 1992–93 level.