HC Deb 27 November 1922 vol 159 cc285-6
60. Mr. NICHOL

asked the First Commissioner of Works, as representing the Secretary for Scotland, if he is aware that tenants of houses in Barrhead, Renfrewshire, to whom the house factors and landlords owe considerable sums of money under the recent decision of the Law Courts, are receiving from the factors notices threatening them with eviction if they do not continue to pay the increased rentals which have been declared to be illegal, and informing the tenants that the Government has promised to introduce legislation to annul the decision of the House of Lords; and what steps he is prepared to take to restrain the house factors and landlords from this intimidating course of action?


My Noble Friend has not received any representations or complaints alleging action by house factors and owners of the nature suggested by the hon. Member.


As the answer does not give any information at all on the subject, and as there are hundreds of tenants in the Central Division of Glasgow who are affected by notices couched in a similar strain, may I ask whether the Prime Minister has any information on the subject?


asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, if he can now make any statement of the policy of the Government with respect to the renewal or otherwise of the Rent Restrictions Act?


The interim Report of the Departmental Committee which was set up by the late Government to consider the matters referred to by my hon. Friend is at present under consideration, and pending the result of this consideration my right hon. Friend is not in a position to make any statement.

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