§ 36. Mr. GEORGE HARVEY
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the 16 increasingly numerous complaints of the high rents at which single rooms and other parts of dwelling-houses in crowded centres are being farmed out, due to lack of housing accommodation; and will he introduce legislation to put a stop to this practice?
§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Neville Chamberlain)
The. Rent, Acts already contain provisions for dealing with extortionate rents for furnished lettings and any sub-tenant who considers that, he is paying an excessive rent can apply to the Courts to have the proper rent determined. As my hon. Friend will realise, the only satisfactory remedy is the building of new houses, and such building is proceeding at an increasing rate throughout the country.