Oral Answers to Questions — Increase of Rent (War Restrictions) Act.

– in the House of Commons on 4th December 1919.

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Photo of Sir Alfred Warren Sir Alfred Warren , Edmonton

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asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been called to cases of tenants occupying houses of £28 to £30 per annum rent (whose owners are precluded by the Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest (War Restrictions) Act from advancing the rent), where the tenants by sub-letting are obtaining sums of as much as £65 per annum for two unfurnished rooms and as much as £90 per annum for three unfurnished rooms; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy this abuse?

MINISTRY OF HEALTH.
Salaries and grades of women employed in an administrative capacity.
Name.Grade.Salary.
Permanent—£
Miss E. A. CharlesworthWoman intelligence officer260,plus War bonus.
Miss A. K. LeachAssistant inspector (attached to head quarters)150,""
Miss Z. L. PuxleyChild welfare assistant260,""
Temporary—
Miss M. M. AndersonJunior administrative assistant200.
Miss V. D. Dumbleton"""185.
Miss E, S. DurradTemporary assistant inspector (attached to headquarters)250.
Miss M. G. EliasJunior administrative assistant185.
Miss E. A. Ferris"""200.
*Mrs. D. K. Foster"""200.
Miss E. M. Knight"""220.
Mrs. A. M. Macintyre"""170.
Miss A. A. Malcolm"""215.
Miss I. St. C. Tisdall"""205.
Miss C. Rowson"""175.
Miss M. M. WhiteAssistant private secretary to Minister200.
* Mrs. Foster resigned her appointment on the 29th ultimo.

Photo of Dr Christopher Addison Dr Christopher Addison , Shoreditch

I am advised that the Increase of Rent, etc., Acts apply to any part of a house which is let as a separate dwelling, and that, therefore, any increase of rent in excess of the standard rent of the part so let would be recoverable by the sub-tenant.