HC Deb 10 March 1919 vol 113 cc877-8
58. Sir A. YEO

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Rents Act gives the judge power to evict a tenant for no other reason than that the landlord wishes to make a better profit of the premises by letting them as a whole than in flats?


I presume that by Rents Act the hon Member means the new Increase of Rent Bill. If so, I am not aware that the Bill gives any such power.

59. Sir A. YEO

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that in some County Courts throughout the country tenants are being ejected from their homes for trivial reasons; and whether he will order a Return to be made immediately of all applications of possessions pending, applied for, or granted, with reasons for granting same, both in County Courts and Police Courts, from 1913 to date?


The Government have no information in their possession to enable them to make the Return suggested by my hon. Friend.

Sir A. YEO

This refers to the 1915 Act, and County Court judges are acting in diametrical opposition to the Act in existence?


I will make inquiry about it.