HC Deb 07 April 1927 vol 204 cc2253-4
41. Lieut.-Colonel GAULT

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the hardship imposed upon those who have purchased small houses and cottages for their own domestic needs, and who by the application of the present Rent Restrictions Act are prevented from occupying their own property, in many cases suffering inconvenience and loss thereby, he will consider some modification to this Act by which this hardship may be obviated?


I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that all aspects of the question, including that to which he has called my attention, will be very carefully considered by the Government before a decision is arrived at with regard to the future of the Rents Acts.

Lieut.-Colonel GAULT

Does not my right hon. Friend think it is manifestly unfair that an ex-Service man, who has purchased by his savings a cottage for the purpose of providing a home for his wife and children, should be prevented by this Act from taking possession of that cottage?


Yes, Sir, I believe it is unfair, and I think there are a good many unfairnesses which are unavoidable in legislation of this kind.