Rents

Part of Message from the Queen – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th March 1979.

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Photo of Dennis Canavan Dennis Canavan , Stirlingshire West 12:00 am, 14th March 1979

I thank my hon. Friend for stopping Provost Murray from behaving like a medieval landlord by imposing savage increases of 40 per cent. on the tenants of Cumbernauld and Kilsyth district, but will he give some indication of the kind of limitation that he has in mind, bearing in mind that this time last year the Government promised that rent increases, if necessary, should be in line with the average increase in earnings?