Orders of the Day — Ministry of Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 8th December 1920.

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Photo of Mr Rei Carter Mr Rei Carter , Manchester, Withington

Surely if a man owns a house, and he wants to sell it in preference to letting it, at any rate, if he holds it for three months, he loses the rental of it. If a man wants to dispose of a house, and it takes three months to do it, this Amendment would be very drastic indeed, and would put a very great onus, and undeserved penalty, upon a man who is leaving a neighbourhood and wants three months' opportunity to sell his house. This is quite a new class of legislation, and surely after all—I am not speaking as a landlord, but perhaps the people harder hit than anyone else under the Bill are the landlords—we ought to be perfectly even-minded, and I think three months is a reasonable time, and should not be curtailed.