Rent Restrictions Act.

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing. – in the House of Commons on 2nd August 1922.

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Photo of Sir Clement Kinloch-Cooke Sir Clement Kinloch-Cooke , Plymouth, Devonport


asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that there are a number of hardworking people who, by reason of their thrift, have been able to purchase a house to live in but who, under the provisions of the Rent Restrictions Act, are unable to obtain possession, either in whole or in part, of their property, while the tenants themselves are making a large profit by sub-letting and taking in paying guests; and whether he can see his way to put an end to such a state of affairs, either by amending the Act or by setting up local tribunals before whom cases of this kind can be heard?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

I have received some complaints of this nature and I propose to bring them to the notice of the Committee which has just been appointed to consider the operation of the Act.