HC Deb 24 February 1919 vol 112 cc1344-5
57. Major NEWMAN

asked the Prime Minister whether he can give a pledge that, by legislation or regulation under the Defence of the Realm Act, the hardship now threatened to the middle classes by eviction from or sale of the houses they occupy will be dealt with before 25th March?


asked the Prime Minister whether the Government have decided what action they will take to allay the widespread feeling of insecurity and anxiety amongst the tenants who have had served upon them notices to quit or buy?

Mr. BONAR LAW (Leader of the House)

This subject, which is extremely complicated, has been receiving the close consideration of the Home Affairs Committee, and I hope that a decision may be announced very shortly.


Can we possibly have an early decision, as this question is causing very great inconvenience over an enormous area?


I am well aware of that. They have been dealing with it, and they hope to come to an immediate decision.

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