Evictions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing. – in the House of Commons on 21st January 1924.

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Photo of Mr Benjamin Tillett Mr Benjamin Tillett , Salford North

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asked the Minister of Health the number of evictions which have taken place under the 1923 Rent Act; and whether he can give a detailed statement as to the categories in which the various cases fall and the conditions operating which led the Judges to grant the necessary orders?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

I regret that the information desired by the hon. Member is not available.

Photo of Mr Benjamin Tillett Mr Benjamin Tillett , Salford North

Are there no records kept, and is there no means of obtaining this classification?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

No records are set up for each separate Department, but if the hon. Member presses for the figures, I am quite willing to consult the Lord Chancellor and see whether he would apply to the County Court Judges to get the information, which I have no doubt could be obtained.

Photo of Mr Benjamin Tillett Mr Benjamin Tillett , Salford North

I am very anxious to get it.

Photo of Mr George Banton Mr George Banton , Leicester East

Have any representations been received from boards of guardians with regard to people who have been made homeless by the Act?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

That, again, is a question that I should not like to answer without notice. One gets so many letters every year.