HC Deb 13 March 1918 vol 104 cc314-5
73. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government intend to take any steps to extend the Courts Emergency Powers Acts to houses of all rentals and values in those districts free from air raids, where hardship is being inflicted upon the present tenants through the profiteering by increasing rents or attempts to force tenants to buy at excessive prices to keep their houses over the heads of their wives and families?


I have been asked to answer this question. I cannot give any undertaking that the limits of rental in the Increase of Rents and Mortgage Interest (War Restrictions) Act, 1915, will be widened.