Written Answers. - Rent Allowance.

60.

asked the Minister for Social Welfare the number of tenants of formerly controlled dwellings who applied for rent allowance in 1988; the number of applications granted; the total number of rent allowance recipients on 31 December 1988; the weekly average rent allowance payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

The information requested by the Deputy is as follows: number of rent allowance applications in 1988, 108; number of applications granted in 1988, 75; number of recipients at 31 December 1988, 1,231; average weekly payment at 31 December 1988,£14.20.