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Clause 2. — (Procedure for Increasing Rents.)

Orders of the Day — Rent Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th March 1957.

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Photo of Mr Charles Key Mr Charles Key , Poplar 12:00 am, 26th March 1957

I beg to move, in page 2, line 33 to leave out "three" and to insert "nine".

I think that it would be convenient, Mr. Speaker, to consider with this Amendment the Amendment in line 36, leave out "nine" and insert "fifteen".

Photo of Mr Charles Key Mr Charles Key , Poplar

I find that the more people who learn what the Bill will do for them when it becomes law, the greater is their fear of the effect it will have upon them and their families. They feel that there is much that they will have to do in order to adapt themselves to the conditions which the Bill will create for them.

6.45 p.m.

For many of those whom I have met the increase in rent will be very considerable indeed, and what I am claiming, in moving the Amendment, is that they should have more time to think out their problems and devise ways and means of meeting the difficulties with which they will be faced and of adapting themselves to the new conditions that will come. Many of them, the sick, the aged, the unemployed and the partially unemployed, will have a very difficult job indeed. They are already suffering from increased prices, increased cost of transport, payments for prescriptions, and things of that kind, and they will now be faced with a very serious increase in rent.

I know that in certain parts of the country the effect of the Bill will be different from that in other parts. I am now speaking mainly on behalf of my own constituents and what the Bill will mean to people in my own area. Three months after the Bill becomes operative, they will have to face an increase in rent of 7s. 6d. a week. After they have paid that increase for six months many of them will have to pay an additional 5s. or 10s. a week. This latter change will come into operation twelve months or a little more from now. I claim that is much too short a period for them to face up to their problems, and I am proposing to increase the period in each case from three to nine months and from nine to fifteen months.

I was talking last week to a man with a wife and five children whose wage averages rather less than £7 a week. His house has a net rateable value of £27 and a gross value of £39 and he is at present paying a net rent of 16s. 7d, a week and 8s. 6d. a week for rates. Therefore, his inclusive weekly payment for the house is 25s. 1d. per week. When the Bill comes into operation the rent will rise ultimately to twice the gross value and will be 30s. a week. If the landlord goes into that house and sees the condition in which the tenant has kept it by painting, whitewashing and doing other jobs himself, the landlord will very likely elect in future to be responsible for the internal repairs and the net rent can then go up to 35s. a week.

Because of the operations of the Minister in other directions, by reducing the rateable value of shops, public-houses, banks and cinemas, the local rates will rise again, and this man's local rate will rise by 3s. in the £, or about 1s. 6d. a week, so that the total rent, including rates, which he will have to pay practically twelve months from today will be 45s. a week, an increase of over £1. It will be impossible for him to adapt himself to these conditions. It is no use saying that he must go into smaller accommodation and pay a smaller rent. He cannot do that because there is no vacant accommodation in his area. It is no use saying that he should live elsewhere, because, if he did that and got a house at a lower rent, he would have to pay increased fares to take him back to his job in the area where he now is. In that case, he and his family have to adapt themselves to very serious conditions. I see no hope, except for his wife to go out to work to earn a little at the expense of leaving her family. He has a boy who is nearing the legal school-leaving age and who is regarded as one of the brilliant boys at his school. The boy should go on to further education, as he is now qualified to do, but he must abandon that and leave school to earn money to help to pay an inordinate increase in rent. We should give such people more time to adapt themselves to these things.

In Committee upstairs, when he had opposition and pressure from his own side, the Minister said that he was prepared to extend the period from nine months to fifteen months for properties which were to become decontrolled. The tenants of such properties will not only have security of tenure for fifteen months, but will pay the same rent for that time, while the poorer people about whom I have been speaking will have no such advantage. Upstairs the Minister said that he was doing that to ease and smooth the period of decontrol. I am asking him to ease and smooth the period for these people who are faced with great increases in rent.

Photo of Mr Joseph Sparks Mr Joseph Sparks , Acton

Time is going on and the Guillotine falls at seven o'clock, but I should like briefly to support the Amendment for two reasons. The first is that the period during which the notice of increase takes effect, three months, is not long enough to give a tenant an opportunity, if he so thinks fit, of pursuing the course laid down in the Bill and obtaining a certificate of disrepair.

There will be a good deal of argument between tenants and landlords about who is responsible for which repairs. We know that after serving notice on the landlord with a list of the repairs necessary, the tenant can do nothing for six weeks, so that the landlord may have a chance to get the repairs done. Even then, if nothing is done and an application is made to the local authority, the local authority cannot issue a certificate of disrepair until three more weeks have elapsed, a total of twelve weeks out of the three months allowed before the notice of increase becomes effective.

Having in mind the fact that when the landlord serves a notice of increase the tenant will not be ready the next day to put in a list of repairs, and will probably indulge in argument with the landlord about repairs for a few weeks, the time is excessively short. It may well be that the landlord will verbally undertake to do some repairs, perhaps with no intention of doing them. That will cause a further delay either in the tenant submitting a list of repairs to the landlord, or applying to the local authority for a certificate of disrepair.

The period of three months will quickly elapse and the tenant will be called upon to pay an increased rent, not having had time to get a certificate of disrepair from the local authority. That state of affairs may drag on for the ensuing six months for which time, if he had been able to get a certificate of disrepair and if the repairs had not been done by the landlord, the tenant would get a refund of the excess rent paid.

This initial period of three months is far too short. The right hon. Gentleman has constantly stressed that landlords cannot get an increase unless they do the repairs. In a great many cases that is absolute nonsense because the procedure is very complicated and large numbers of tenants will not understand it, so that the three months will elapse and the following six months will elapse and tenants wit find themselves paying the rent increases, the repairs not having been done.

My second reason is that in London and in many other towns and cities the increases will be very considerable for many people. There are many cases in my constituency where the increase will be 30s., and in more cases it will be about £1 a week. It is a blow to a family to be faced with a rent increase of as much as 30s. As the Bill stands, tenants will have to pay the first 7s. 6d. in the first nine months after the service of a notice of increase and after that nine months the balance between 7s. 6d. and 30s., namely, 22s. 6d. That is far too much to expect people to pay, and I hope that the right hon. Gentleman will agree to our proposals which extend the period of time and give people an opportunity to try to find the money which landlords will demand of them.

Photo of Mr Reginald Bevins Mr Reginald Bevins , Liverpool Toxteth

The two Amendments contain the perfectly simple proposition that the three months' notice of increase in rent should be extended to a period of nine months and that in the following six months the increase in rent should be limited to 7s. 6d., as it now is. I understood the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Poplar (Mr. Key) to argue that the total period suggested in the two Amendments, namely, fifteen months, would be the same as the standstill of fifteen months in Clause 10. The right hon. Gentleman devoted most of his speech to arguing the case that there were many families who would not be able to afford an increase in rent when the increases became payable.

However, the Amendments have no connection with rent increases prescribed in the Bill and merely refer to the waiting period before rent increases can be made, an entirely separate proposition. The Bill was published towards the end of last year and will probably become law about June or July of this year, and a period of three months must elapse after the Bill becomes law and the actual application of rent increases takes effect. That takes us to about October, so that those tenants who have been following the progress of the Bill from the start—I have no doubt that a great many constituents of hon. Gentlemen opposite have informed——

Photo of Mr Percy Shurmer Mr Percy Shurmer , Birmingham Sparkbrook

The argument is whether we should increase the period or not. It is well known that over recent years many property-owning companies have bought property, but the Government are helping property owners because they are supposed to be so poor. Is the hon. Gentleman aware that in Birmingham yesterday one of these poor property owners spent £10,000 on his daughter's wedding and had a special train to go to Birmingham? These poor property owners are to be helped while people starve as a result.

Photo of Mr Reginald Bevins Mr Reginald Bevins , Liverpool Toxteth

I have no doubt that the hon. Gentleman informed all his constituents of the evils of the Bill many months ago.

Photo of Mr Percy Shurmer Mr Percy Shurmer , Birmingham Sparkbrook

And I shall continue to do so and get them to strike if I can.

Photo of Mr Percy Shurmer Mr Percy Shurmer , Birmingham Sparkbrook

I shall get them to refuse to pay the rent increase, if I can.

Photo of Mr Reginald Bevins Mr Reginald Bevins , Liverpool Toxteth

—if the tenants are not, perhaps, so well-informed as the constituents of the hon. Gentleman, not well-informed in all respects, which from the hon. Gentleman's——

It being Seven o'clock, Mr. SPEAKER proceeded, pursuant to Orders, to put forthwith the Question already proposed from the Chair.

Question put, That "three" stand part of the Bill:—

The House divided: Ayes 274, Noes 233.

Division No. 83.]AYES[7.0 p.m.
Agnew, Sir PeterCrowder, Petre (Rulstip—Northwood)Hill, Mrs. E. (Wythenshawe)
Aitken, W. T.Cunningham, KnoxHill, John (S. Norfolk)
Allan, R. A. (Paddington, S.)Currie, G. B. H.Hinchingbrooke, Viscount
Alport, C. J. M.Dance, J. C. G.Hobson, J. G. S.(War'ck & Leam'gtn)
Amery, Julian (Preston, N.)Davidson, ViscountessHolland-Martin, C. J.
Amory, Rt. Hn. Heathcoat (Tiverton)Deedes, W. F.Holt, A. F.
Anstruther-Cray, Major Sir WilliamDighy, Simon WingfieldHornby, R. P.
Arbuthnot, JohnDoughty, C. J. A.Hornsby-Smith, Miss M. P.
Armstrong, C. W.du Cann, E. D. L.Horobin, Sir Ian
Ashton, H.Dugdale, Rt. Hn. Sir T. (Richmond)Horsbrugh, Rt. Hon. Dame Florence
Astor, Hon. J. J.Duncan, Capt. J. A. L.Howard, Hon. Greville (St. Ives)
Atkins, H. E.Duthie, W. S.Howard, John (Test)
Baldock, Lt.-Cmdr. J. M.Eden, J. B. (Bournemouth, West)Hughes Hallett, Vice-Admiral J.
Baldwin, A. E.Elliott, R. W.Hughes-Young, M. H. C.
Balniel, LordEmmet, Hon. Mrs. EvelynHulbert, Sir Norman
Barber, AnthonyFarey-Jones, F. W.Hutchison, Sir Ian Clark (E'b'gh, W.)
Barter, JohnFell, A.Hutchison, Sir James (Scotstoun)
Baxter, Sir BeverleyFinlay, GraemeHyde, Montgomery
Beamish, Maj. TuftonFisher, NigelHylton-Foster, Rt. Hon. Sir Harry
Bell, Ronald (Bucks, S.)Fletcher-Cooke, G.Iremonger, T. L.
Bennett, F. M. (Torquay)Fort, R.Irvine, Bryant Godman (Rye)
Bennett, Dr. ReginaldFraser, Sir Ian (M'cmbe & Lonsdaie)Jenkins, Robert (Dulwich)
Bevins, J. R. (Toxteth)Freeth, DenzilJennings, J. C. (Burton)
Bidgood, J. C.Garner-Evans, E. H.Johnson, Dr. Donald (Carlisle)
Biggs-Davison, J. A.George, J. C. (Pollok)Johnson, Eric (Blackley)
Birch, Rt. Hon. NigelGibson-Watt, D.Johnson, Howard (Kemptewn)
Bishop, F. P.Godber, J. B.Joseph, Sir Keith
Black, C. W.Gomme-Duncan, Col. Sir AlanJoynson-Hicks, Hon. Sir Lancelot
Body, R. F.Goodhart, P. C.Kaberry, D.
Bossom, Sir AlfredGough, C. F. H.Keegan, D.
Bowen, E. R. (Cardigan)Gower, H. R.Kerby, Capt. H. B.
Boyd-Carpenter, Rt. Hon. J. A,Graham, Sir FergusKerr, H. W.
Boyle, Sir EdwardGreen, A.Kershaw, J. A.
Braine, B. R.Gresham Cooke, R.Kimball, M.
Braithwaite, Sir Albert (Harrow, W.)Grimond, J.Kirk P. M.
Bromley-Davenport, Lt.-Col. W. H.Grimston, Hon. John (St. Albans)Lagden, G. W.
Brooke, Rt. Hon. HenryGrimston, Sir Robert (Westbury)Lambert, Hon. G.
Brooman-White, R. C.Grosvenor, Lt.-Col. R. G.Lancaster, Col. C. G.
1Browne, J. Nixon (Craigton)Gurden, HaroldLeavey, J. A.
Bryan, P.
Bullus, Wing Commander, E. E.Hall, John (Wycombe)Leburn, W. G.
Burden, F. F. A.Hare, Rt. Hon. J. H.Legge-Bourke, Maj. E. A. H.
Butcher, Sir HerbertHarris, Frederic (Croydon, N.W.)Legh, Hon. Peter (Petersfisld)
Campbell Sir DavidHarris, Reader (Heston)Lindsay, Hon. James (Devon N.)
Carr, RobertHarrison, A. B. C. (Maldon)Linstead, Sir H. N.
Cary, Sir RobertHarrison, Col. J. H. (Eye)Llewellyn, D. T.
Channon, Sir HenryHarvey, Air Cdre. A. V. (Macclesfd)Lloyd, Maj. Sir Guy (Renfrew, E.)
Chichester-Clark, R.Harvey, Ian (Hisrrow, E.)Low, Rt. Hon. A. R. W.
Clarke, Brig. Terence (Portsmth, W.)Harvey, John (Walthamstow, E.)Lucas, Sir Jocelyn (Portsmouth, S.)
Conant, Maj. Sir RogerHarvie-Watt, Sir GeorgeLucas, P. B. (Brentford & Chiswick)
Cooke, RobertHay, JohnLucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh
Cooper-Key, E. M.Heald, Rt. Hon. Sir LionelMcAdden, S. J.
Cordeaux, Lt.-Col. J. K.Heath, Rt. Hon. E. R. G.Macdonald, Sir Peter
Corfield, Capt. F. V.Henderson, John (Cathoart)Mackeson, Brig. Sir Harry
Craddook, Beresford (Spelthorne)Hesketh, R. F.Mackie, J. H. (Galloway)
Crouch, R. F.Hicks-Beach, Maj. W. W.McLaughlin, Mrs. P.
Crowder, Sir John (Finchley)Hill, Rt. Hon. Charles (Luton)McLean, Neil (Inverness)
MacLeod, John (Ross & Cromarty)Pilkington, Capt. R. A.Stuart, Rt. Hon. James (Moray)
Macmillan, Maurice (Halifax)Pitman, I. J.Studholme, Sir Henry
Macpherson, Niall (Dumfries)Pitt, Miss E. M.Summers, Sir Spencer
Maddan, MartinPott, H. P.Taylor, Sir Charles (Eastbourne)
Maitland, Cdr. J. F. W. (Hornoastle)Powell, J. EnochTemple, J. M.
Maitland, Hon. Patrick (Lanark)Price, Henry (Lewisham, W.)Thomas, Leslie (Canterbury)
Manningham-Buller, Rt. Hn. Sir R.Prior-Palmer, Brig. O. L.Thomas, P. J. M. (Conway)
Marlowe, A. A. H.Raikes, Sir VictorThompson, Kenneth (Walton)
Marshall, DouglasRawlinson, PeterThompson, Lt.-Cdr. R. (Croydon, S.)
Mathew, R.Redmayne, M.Thorneycroft, Rt. Hon. P.
Maude, AngusRees-Davies, W. R.Thornton-Kemsley, C. N.
Maulding, Rt. Hon. R.Remnant, Hon. P.Tiley, A. (Bradford, W.)
Mawby, R. L.Renton, D. L. M.Turner, H. F. L.
Maydon, Lt.-Comdr. S. L. C.Ridsdale, J. E.Turton, Rt. Hon. R. H.
Medlicott, Sir FrankRippon, A. G. F.Tweedsmuir, Lady
Milligan, Rt. Hon. W. R.Robertson, Sir DavidVane, W. M. F.
Moore, Sir ThomasRobson-Brown, W.Vaughan-Morgan, J. K.
Morrison, John (Salisbury)Roper, Sir HaroldVickers, Miss Joan
Nabarro, C. D. N.Ropner, Col. Sir LeonardVosper, Rt. Hon. D. F.
Nairn, D. L. S.Russell, R. S.Wade, D. W.
Neave, AireySandys, Rt. Hon. D.Wakefield, Sir Wavell (St. M'lebone)
Nicholls, HarmarSchofield, Lt.-Col. W.Walker-Smith, Rt. Hon. D. C.
Nicholson, Godfrey (Farnham)Scott-Miller, Cmdr. R.Ward, Rt. Hon. G. R. (Worcester)
Nicolson, N. (D'n'm'th, E. & Chr'ch)Sharpies, R. C.Ward, Dame Irene (Tynemouth)
Nugent, G. R. H.Shepherd, WilliamWaterhouse, Capt. Rt. Hon. C.
O'Neill, Hn. Phelim (Co. Antrim, N.)Smitliers, Peter (Winchester)Watkinson, Rt. Hon. Harold
Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. W. D.Smyth, Brig. Sir John (Norwood)Webbe, Sir H.
Orr, Capt. L. P. S.Spearman, Sir AlexanderWhitelaw, W.S.I. (Penrith & Border)
Orr-Ewing, Charles Ian (Hendon, N.)Speir, R. M.Williams, Paul (Sunderland, S.)
Orr-Ewing, Sir Ian (Weston-S-Mare)Spence, H. R. (Aberdeen, W.)Williams, R. Dudley (Exeter)
Osborne, C.Spens, Rt. Hn. Sir P. (Kens'gt'n, S.)Wills, G. (Bridgwater)
Page, R. G.Stanley, Capt. Hon. RichardWilson, Geoffrey (Truro)
Pannell, N. A. (Kirkdale)Stevens, GeoffreyWood, Hon. R.
Partridge, E.Steward, Harold (Stookport, S.)Yates, William (The Wrekin)
Peyton, J. W. W.Stewart, Henderson (Fife, E.)
Pike, Miss MervynStoddart-Scott, Col. M.TELLERS FOR THE AYES:
Mr. Oakshott and Mr. E. Wakefield.
Ainsley, J. Freitas, CeoffreyHubbard, T. F.
Albu, A. H.Delargy, H. J.Hughes, Cledwyn (Anglesey)
Allaun, Frank (Salford, E.)Dodds, N. N.Hughes, Emrys (S. Ayrshire)
Allen, Arthur (Bosworth)Donnelly, D. L.Hughes, Hector (Aberdeen, N.)
Allen, Scholefield (Crewe)Cugdate, Rt. Hn. John (W Brmwch)Hunter, A. E.
Awbery, S. S.Dye, S.Hynd, H. (Accrington)
Bacon, Miss AliceEde, Rt. Hon. J. C.Hynd, J. B. (Attercliffe)
Balfour, A.Edelman, M.Irvine, A. J. (Edge Hill)
Bence, C. R. (Dunbartonshire, E.)Edwards, RE. Hon. John (Grighouse)Irving, Sydney (Dartford)
Benn, Hn. Wedgwood (Bristol, S.E.)Edwards, Rt. Hon. Ness (Caerphilly)Isaacs, Rt. Hon. G. A.
Benson, G.Edwards, Robert (Bilston)Janner, B.
Beswick, FrankEdwards, W. J. (Stepney)Jay, Rt. Hon. D. P. T.
Blackburn, F.Evans, Albert (Islington, S.W.)Jeger, Mrs. Lena(Holbn & St.Pncs.S.)
Blenkinsop, A.Evans, Edward (Lowestoft)Jenkins, Roy (Stechford)
Blyton, W. R.Fernyhough. E.Johnston, Douglas (Paisley)
Boardman, H.Fienburgh, W.Jones, Rt. Hon. A. Creech (Wakefield)
Bowden, H. W. (Leicester, S.W.)Finch, H. J.Jones, David (The Hartlepools)
Bowles, F. G.Fletcher, EricJones, Jack (Rotherham)
Boyd, T. C.Forttisn, J. C.Jones, J. Idwal (Wrexham)
Braddock, Mrs. ElizabethGaitskell, Rt. Hon. H. T. N.Jones, T. W. (Merloneth)
Brockway, A. F.George, Lady Megan LloydKey, Rt. Hon. C. W.
Broughton, Dr. A. D. D.Gibson, C. W.King, Dr. H. M.
Brown, Thomas (Ince)Gooch, E, G.Lawson, G. M.
Burke, W. A.Gordon Walker, Rt. Hon. P. C.Ledger, R. J.
Burton, Miss F. E.Greenwood, AnthonyLee, Frederick (Newton)
Butler, Herbert (Hackney, C.)Grenfell, Rt. Hon. D. R.Lee, Miss Jennie (Cannock)
Butler, Mrs. Joyce (Wood Green)Lever, Leslie (Ardwick)
Callaghan, L. J.Grey, C. F.Lewis, Arthur
Carmichael, J.Griffiths, Rt. Hon. James (Llanelly)Lindgren, G. S.
Champion, A. J.Hall, Rt. Hn. Glenvil (Colne Valley)MacColl, J. E.
Chapman, W. D.Hamilton, W. W.MacDermot, Niall
Chetwynd, G. R.Hannan, W.McGhee, H. G.
Coldrick, W.Harrison, J. (Nottingham, N.)McGovern, J.
Collick, P. H. (Birkenhead)Hastings, S.McInnes, J.
Collins, V.J. (Shoreditch & Finsbury)Hayman, F. H.McKay, John (Wallsend)
Corbet, Mrs. FredaHealey, DenisMacMillan, M. K. (Western Isles)
Cove, W. G.Henderson, Rt. Hn. A. (Rwly Regis)MacPherson, Malcolm (Stirling)
Craddock, George (Bradford, S.)Herbison, Miss M.Mahon, Simon
Cronin, J. D.Hewitson, Capt. M.Mainwaring, W. H.
Cullen, Mrs. A.Hobson, C. R. (Keighley)Mallalieu, E. L. (Brigg)
Dalton, Rt. Hon. H.Holman, P.Mallalieu, J. P. W. (Huddersfd, E.)
Davies, Harold (Leek)Howell, Charles (Perry Barr)Mann, Mrs. Jean
Davies, Stephen (Merthyr)Howell, Denis (Ail Saints)Mason, Roy
Deer, G.Hoy, J. H.Mayhew, C. P.
Mellish, R. J.Rankin, JohnThomas, Iorwerth (Rhondda, W.)
Messer, Sir F.Redhead, E. C.Thomson, George (Dundee, E.)
Mitchison, G. R.Reeves, J.Thornton, E.
Monslow, W.Reid, WilliamTimmons, J.
Moody, A. S.Robens, Rt. Hon. A.Tomney, F.
Morris, Percy (Swansea, W.)Roberts, Albert (Normanton)Ungoed-Thomas, Sir Lynn
Morrison,Rt.Hn.Herbert(Lewis'm,S.)Roberts, Goronwy (Caernarvon)Usborne, H. C.
Mort, D. L.Robinson, Kenneth (St. Pancras, N.)Viant, S. P.
Moss, R.Rogers, George (Kensington, N.)Warbey, W. N.
Moyle, A.Ross, WilliamWatkins, T. E.
Mulley, F. W.Royle, C.Weitzman, D.
Neal, Harold (Bolsover)Shinwell, Rt. Hon. E.Wells, Percy (Faversham)
O'Brien, Sir ThomasShort, E. W.Wells, William (Walsall, N.)
Oliver, G. H.Shurmer, P. L. E.West, D. G.
Oswald, T.Silverman, Julius (Aston)Wheeldon, W. E.
Owen, W. J.Simmons, C. J. (Brierley Hill)White, Mrs. Eirene (E. Flint)
Padley, W. E.Skeffington, A. M.White, Henry (Derbyshire, N.E.)
Paget, R. T.Slater, Mrs. H. (Stoke, N.)Wigg, George
Paling, Rt. Hon. W. (Dearne Valley)Slater, J. (Sedgefield)Wilcock, Group Capt, C. A. B.
Palmer, A. M. F.Smith, Ellis (Stoke, S.)Wilkins, W. A.
Pannell, Charles (Leeds, W.)Sorensen, R. W.Willey, Frederick
Pargiter, G. A.Soskice, Rt. Hon. Sir FrankWilliams, David (Neath)
Parker, J.Sparks, J. A.Williams, Rev. Llywelyn (Ab'tillery)
Parkin, B. T.Steele, T.Williams, Ronald (Wigan)
Paton, JohnStewart, Michael (Fulham)Williams, Rt. Hon. T. (Don Valley)
Pearson, A.Stonehouse, J. T.Williams, W. R. (Openshaw)
Peart, T. F.Stones, W. (Consett)Williams, W. T. (Barons Court)
Pentland, N.Strachey, Rt. Hon. J.Willis, Eustace (Edinburgh, E.)
Plummer, Sir LeslieStrauss, Rt. Hon. George (Vauxhall)Wilson, Rt. Hon. Harold (Huyton)
Popplewell, E.Summerskill, Rt. Hon. E.Woof, R. E.
Price, Philips (Gloucestershire, W.)Swingler, S. T.Yates, V. (Ladywood)
Probert, A. R.Sylvester, G. O.Younger, Rt. Hon. K.
Prootor, W. T.Taylor, Bernard (Mansfield)
Pryde, D. J.Taylor, John (West Lothian)TELLERS FOR THE NOES:
Randall, H. E.Thomas, George (Cardiff)Mr. Holmes and Mr. J. T. Price.

Mr. SPEAKER then proceeded to put forthwith the Questions on Amendments moved by a member of the Government, of which notice had been given, to that part of the Bill to be concluded at Seven o'clock.

Amendment made: In page 3, line 29, at end insert:

(3) Where the landlord is a body corporate incorporated outside the United Kingdom, the foregoing provisions of this section shall have effect subject to the provisions of Part III of the First Schedule to this Act.—[Mr. Brooke.]