HC Deb 22 December 1916 vol 88 cc1817-8

asked the Secretary to the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to evasions by property owners of the Increase of Rent Act, 1915, whether he proposes to issue any circular giving information in simple terms regarding the Act to tenants and others; and, if not, whether he has sanctioned the action of certain local authorities which have issued such a circular and will recommend the general adoption of the practice?

Mr. BECK (Vice-Chamberlain of the Household)

My Noble Friend the President of the Local Government Board has considered this matter and proposes to issue again a notice calling attention to the provisions of the Act. Some notices have been issued by individual local authorities, but the Act is not one with the administration of which local authorities are concerned, and the practice has not been widely followed.


May I ask whether it is competent for a local authority to expend money in the issue of such a circular?


I must have notice of that question.


It has been done.