Clause 10. — (Short title, extent and duration).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 27th October 1943.

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Photo of Mr William Gallacher Mr William Gallacher , Fife Western

I beg to move, in page 4, line 29, to leave out from "until" to the end of the Clause, and to add: sufficient houses have been supplied to overcome the housing crisis. I would point out that this Bill is distinct from the Rent Restrictions Acts, and whatever may be their fate when the war is over and the time comes for a reconsideration of the problem, the need for this Bill and for the tribunals will still exist. The injustices which the Bill seeks to remedy will remain until there are sufficient houses for the people, and therefore many of us on this side are of opinion that the Bill should continue in operation until there is a sufficiency of houses. We ask the Minister, if he cannot accept the Amendment, to think out before the Report Stage some other wording which will leave the Bill in operation far beyond six months after the cessation of hostilities.