§ 35. Mr. T. KENNEDY
asked the Secretary for Scotland if he is aware that a large number of houses in the East Coast towns of Scotland are occupied under conditions that enable the owners to evict, the tenants during the summer months in order that the houses may be let at increased rents to summer visitors; and if he is prepared to take any action to protect working-class tenants, for whom no alternative accommodation is available, from eviction?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I am aware that the proprietors of houses in many districts in Scotland normally let them in the summer to visitors from other areas, usually at a rent. higher than that which they receive at other periods of the year. I am, however, unable to envisage any action as suggested which would not inflict greater hardship than it would prevent, though if the hon. Member will furnish me with any specific instances I shall have inquiry made.