asked the Minister of Aircraft Production whether he will inquire into the rents paid by aircraft firms for houses and other buildings which they have taken over; and where, as in the instance sent him by the hon. Member for Cheltenham, a rent of £550 a year is being paid for a house which the owner bought a few months ago for £2,000, will he have the rents revised to an amount considered reasonable by the district valuer?
When we find that a contractor is paying an excessive rent, we take steps to ensure that only a fair rent is reflected in the contract price. I am, inquiring into the particular case mentioned by my hon. Friend.
Would it not be possible to find out in the normal way that rent is being paid without considering the contract cost and asking them to have a check-up, as a great many of these excessive rents are being charged?