HC Deb 15 May 1918 vol 106 c364
82. Mr. MILLAR

asked the Minister of Munitions whether effect has been given to the representations of the district committee of the Middle Ward of Lanark shire and other local bodies that the rents of the new houses recently erected at Bellshill and Mossend should be reduced to a lower figure, as the present rents are from £8 to £10 higher than those of houses of corresponding value in the district?

Mr. KELLAWAY (Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to a question asked on the same subject by the hon. Member for Mid-Lanarkshire on the 6th May.


Has the attention of the hon. Gentleman been called to the very strong feeling upon this subject in the district mentioned in the question, and can he state why the State should be allowed to charge a much higher rent on these houses when private landlords are restricted under the Act?


Both those points were put to me in a supplementary question on the occasion referred to in my reply.