Oral Answers to Questions — Sub-Letting.

– in the House of Commons on 10th December 1931.

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Photo of Mr Gordon Hall Caine Mr Gordon Hall Caine , Dorset Eastern


asked the Minister of Health whether, when reviewing the question of rent restriction, he will consider, with a view to reducing the present overcrowding caused by unrestricted sub-letting, providing that a sub-tenant shall not be obliged to pay rent in excess of that paid by the tenant in respect of the particular part sub-let, together with an addition of 10 per cent. to provide for repairs, maintenance and management?


I can assure my hon. Friend that the question of sub-letting will engage the attention of the Government when considering the future of the Rent Restrictions Acts and possible amendment thereto.