§ 47. Colonel ASHLEY
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the hardship which will be, caused to ex-service men and others by the expiration on 1st July of the Increase of Bent (Amendment) Act, 1919, he will bring in legislation to prolong its validity till the other Rent Acts of 1915 and 1919 expire, namely 25th March, 1921?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW (Leader of the House)
I cannot add anything to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Dundee on the 18th of February.
§ Colonel ASHLEY
Will the right hon. Gentleman take steps to secure that the Committee which has been appointed, and which is investigating the whole of this question, will report in time for legislation to be brought in to continue the Act of last year till March, 1921, if necessary?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
The object for which the Committee was appointed was to consider what steps were possible to meet the very contingency to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers. We cannot do more than that.
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
Is he aware that landlords are now giving ten days' notice for people to quit or buy their houses?