Oral Answers to Questions — Rent Restrictions Bill.

– in the House of Commons at on 5 March 1924.

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Mr. T. THOMSON:

(by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Health whether it is the intention of the Government to introduce a Rent Restrictions Bill of their own, or to ask the House to proceed with the Bill which received a Second Reading on the 22nd ultimo, and is committed to Standing Committee A?

Photo of Mr John Wheatley Mr John Wheatley , Glasgow Shettleston

The Bill introduced by the hon. Member for the Upton Division of West Ham is being examined in detail. If the Government decide to make any departure from the course already announced, a statement will be made.

Photo of Sir Francis Lowe Sir Francis Lowe , Birmingham, Edgbaston

Is it likely that the right hon. Gentleman will withdraw that Bill, and the Government introduce another?

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

The answer given covers that point.