HC Deb 21 March 1923 vol 161 cc2556-7

asked the Minister of Health whether he has received a copy of a resolution from the Acton Borough Council urging a reduction of rents on the East Acton estate of 3s. per week, parlour type, and 2s. 6d., non-parlour type houses; and whether he can see his way to accept this suggestion or, as an alternative, refer the matter to the Rents Tribunal?


I have received a communication from the council in the sense indicated, but am unable to agree to the proposal, as I am advised that the present rents are not excessive, regard being had to the prevailing rents for comparable houses in the locality. It will be open to the council, if they so desire, to refer the matter to the Rents Tribunal.