The latest estimates of housing revenue account expenditure to be met by rents for dwellings—net of rebates—and other rents in England in 1976–77 and 1977–78 are about 43 per cent. and 42 per cent. respectively.
I thought that it had been agreed by both sides that housing was so important that the public have a responsibility to ensure that everyone is adequately housed. We are anxious to help particularly in the housing of those who are vulnerable. That is the basis of our subsidy.