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Rent Bill

Petitions – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th April 1957.

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Photo of Mr Walter Edwards Mr Walter Edwards , Stepney 12:00 am, 15th April 1957

With your permission, Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, I desire to present a Petition, signed by approximately 8,000 residents of the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney in the County of London, complaining of the provisions of the Rent Bill, which is now before Parliament. These citizens of Stepney maintain that the effect of this Bill, if passed, will be to inflict hardship on many families and, in particular, on pensioners and others with small fixed incomes. Wherefore, your Petitioners pray that the Bill be so amended that tenants shall not be evicted from their homes unless equivalent alternative accommodation is provided; that rents shall not be increased unless dwellings are in good habitable repair with reasonable amenities; and that in default of these amendments the Bill shall be rejected.And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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Photo of Mr Douglas Jay Mr Douglas Jay , Battersea North

With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to present a Petition, in similar terms, from over 1,000 citizens of the Borough of Battersea.

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Photo of Mr David Weitzman Mr David Weitzman , Stoke Newington and Hackney North

I desire to present a Petition from some thousands of persons in the Boroughs of Stoke Newington and Hackney and the district of Camberwell. It protests against the hardships which will result from evictions and rent increases arising from the Rent Bill. The Petitioners ask that the Bill be amended, and conclude: And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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