Is it not the case that it is not available because there are no houses to let? Is it not the case that since the end of the war private enterprise has not provided a single house to rent but has taken away from the efforts of the local authority by selling houses vacated by rehoused tenants of the local authority?
I do not think the hon. Lady is right in saying that there are no houses to let coming into the market. If one watches the newspapers carefully one sees that there are. I do not accept the implications of the second part of the supplementary question.