HC Deb 22 January 1924 vol 169 cc689-90
9. Mr. A. T. DAVIES

asked the Minister of Health whether many representations condemning the working of the Rent Act have been received by his Department; whether there were many evictions during the first three months of the administration of that Act; whether he is aware that many orders have been made by county court authorities against tenants, without the promise of alternative accommodation, and that the county courts have their lists now full of possession cases; and whether it is proposed to proceed with an Act amending the Rent Act as an early date, in view of the widespread evictions and hardships under which tenants are suffering?


asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the large number of evictions which are now threatened under the Rent and Mortgage Interest Restriction Act, 1923; and if he will at once bring in an amending measure to relieve the inevitable hardships which will otherwise take place?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir William Joynson-Ricks)

Very few complaints have been addressed to my Department, and I have received no information which would lead me to suppose that the actual working of the Rent Restrictions Act differs from the intentions of Parliament when passing the Act. I have accordingly no ground for proposing its amendment.