Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Rate Rebate (Lambeth) on 16th December 1985.
Mr. John Fraser Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what was the date of the first payment of rate rebate to Lambeth council in the financial year 1985-
(2) what is the current annual cost of housing benefit in Lambeth and the cost of administering the scheme.
Mr. Major The first payment on account of rate rebate subsidy to Lambeth for the year 1985-
Latest estimates provided by the London borough of Lambeth indicate that the cost of housing benefit in 1985-