HC Deb 25 April 1923 vol 163 cc458-9
59. Mr. LEACH

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that 2, Lonsdale Street, Bradford, rateable value £13 5s., is let by the owner as follows: living-room 32s. per week, two bedrooms 22s. per week, attic 17s. a week, or a total of 93s. weekly; and whether, in view of this evidence of profiteering made possible by the housing shortage, he will consider the introduction of preventive legislation?


I have no knowledge of the particular case referred to. I am considering the question of profiteering, together with others arising out of the operation of the Rent Restrictions Act, in the light of the recommendations of the Departmental Committee which reported in February last.


Will the right hon. Gentleman make inquiry into this particular case?


If the hon. Member will be good enough to give me particulars, I will make inquiry.

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