HC Deb 26 February 1920 vol 125 c1912

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of his statement on 17th February that in 1927 in a number of cases the economic rent of the house should not be less than nearly £1 a week, he will take steps to inform the various rural housing committees of this fact?


It is clearly laid down in Schedule B of the Local Authorities (Assisted Housing Scheme) Regulations, 1919, which have been circulated to all local authorities, that the rents to be charged after the 31st March, 1927, shall, if reasonably possible having regard to the conditions then prevailing and to the classes of tenants for whom the houses were provided, be the economic rents on the cost of building the houses at that date, and I have no reason to believe that local authorities are under any misapprehension on this point.