HC Deb 14 August 1916 vol 85 c1399

asked the President of the Local Government Board how many prosecutions there have been under the Act prohibiting increases in ordinary rants during the War; and whether his reports up to the present show that the Act has answered its purpose?


The Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest (War Restrictions) Act, 1915, does not authorise prosecutions, but any increase in the standard rent or standard rate of interest is made irrecoverable. I have no administrative authority under the Act, and no reports are required to be made to me respecting it, but I have no reason to suppose that speaking generally it is not serving its purpose.