HC Deb 06 February 1913 vol 48 c27
51. Mr. O'GRADY

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the case of Mrs. Varley, of Temple View Road, Leeds East, who, having let a room in the house occupied by her to the Labour party for committee purposes during the recent municipal election, has been evicted by the landlord, the reason for eviction being stated in the presence of other persons who are prepared to give evidence on oath; and whether, having regard to the circumstances of this case, the fact that Mrs. Varley is seventy-four years of age, and the hardship generally of such cases, he will agree to inaugurate legislation dealing with the subject?


The Prime Minister has asked me to answer this question. I will, if my hon. Friend wishes it, make such inquiry as may be possible regarding the facts of the case referred to; but he must remember that there may be many cases of hardship that cannot be remedied by any alteration of the law.


I should like him to make inquiries in this case, anyhow.