Cottages (Rentals).

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing. – in the House of Commons on 10th May 1922.

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Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

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asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the decrease in the cost of living and in the wages of the workers, he will give favourable consideration to the suggestion now being made in several quarters that the Ministry of Health should take steps to secure a commensurate reduction in the rental of cottage property and prevent undue advantage being taken of the shortage of houses?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

The suggestion of the hon. Member would require legislation which I do not see my way to introduce. The rate of rents of cottage property will, like the price of other commodities, have to follow economic laws.