HC Deb 13 April 1921 vol 140 cc1115-6

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that the rents of the secretary for the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Industrial Welfare Society, and numerous other kindred institutions have been raised from £ 45 to £ 150, and his house from £ 66 to £ 200, and that on these in creases being reduced by the Rent Restrictions Act of last year to the standard therein provided, the landlord has warned his tenant to quit; whether the same landlord has 11 similar premises in Blythewood Square, Glasgow, and has made like demands from them all, and whether, in view of these exactions, he will secure a further extension of the rent restrictions to business premises?


I have no information with regard to the first two parts of the question. As regards the last part of the question, I would refer my hon. and learned Friend to the reply given on this subject on the 28th February by the Prime Minister to the hon. and gallant Member for Moss Side.


Will the right hon. Gentleman not consider some machinery to decide these cases?


That matter has been very carefully considered and the Prime Minister announced the decision come to.