Furnished Accommodation (Rent).

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 17th July 1941.

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Photo of Mr Lewis Silkin Mr Lewis Silkin , Camberwell Peckham

asked the Minister of Health what action he is taking to pre vent and deal with profiteering in the letting of furnished accommodation?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

As my hon. Friend will be aware, I recently asked all local authorities to furnish me by 15th July with a special report on this subject covering the nine months ended 30th June, 1941. As soon as the outstanding reports have been received—and they are coming in rapidly—I shall consider what further action, if any, is called for.

Photo of Mr Lewis Silkin Mr Lewis Silkin , Camberwell Peckham

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider issuing a report to show what is the information supplied to him?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I shall certainly consider the best way of making the country aware of the facts revealed by these reports. I have received 741 replies already.