The average guideline rent increase in Wales for 1994-95 will be 7.5%, or 3.5% in real terms, junior Welsh minister Gwilym Jones said (col 251). The minimum cash increase will be £1.50 and the maximum £2.90, with an expected average of £2.19 leading to a resulting average weekly guideline of £31.30. Mr Jones said he had confirmed an average increase of 4% per dwelling for management and maintenance allowances, which will continue to be distributed through a system of targets reflecting authorities' relative need to spend. This will raise the average allowance per dwelling to £824, an increase of £31.
The average jail sentence given to those imprisoned for non payment of poll tax was 34 days in 1992-93, at an average cost of £526 a week, the director general of the prison service said in a supplementary written answer (col 275).