Part of Orders of the Day — Supply – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st June 1978.

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Photo of Mr Peter Shore Mr Peter Shore , Tower Hamlets Stepney and Poplar 12:00 am, 21st June 1978

I have indicated that we have in mind a ceiling. That ceiling would be an increase in rent equal to the increase in average earnings. That is the main test, as it were.

We shall also take the opportunity to make appropriate adjustments to the subsidy arrangements for new towns and housing associations.