Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Rate and Rent Rebates on 14th July 1986.
Mr. John Fraser Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what payments were made by his Department to Lambeth council for rate rebates, rent allowances and rent rebates in 1985-86; and what are his latest estimates of the amounts to be paid in the year 1986-87.
Mr. Major Payments on account made by the Department to Lambeth borough council for benefits granted under the housing benefit scheme in 1985-86 and estimated payments to be made in the year 1986-87 are:
Type : 1985-86 (in £ million) | 1986-87 (in £ million)
Rent rebates | 17.5 | 18
Rent allowances | 12 | 12.5
Rate rebates | 18 | 18
These figures are based on the council’s estimated expenditure and are subject to revision following submission of a final claim by the authority.