44. Commander WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the Report adopted by the London County Council on the subject of the Rent Restriction Acts, in which it was recommended that the Acts should be continued for a further period of one year; and whether he is yet in a position to announce the proposals of the Government in this matter?
§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Chamberlain)
Yes, Sir. I am aware of the Report to which the hon. Member refers, and I have carefully considered the recommendations which it contains. I may state that representations on the subject have been made to me from various quarters, and I have received a number of suggestions for the Amendment of the Rent Restriction Acts, some of which merit careful consideration. In view, however, of the difficulty of finding time during the present Session for an amending Bill, it is proposed to provide for the continuance for one year of the Rent Restriction Acts in their present form by including them in the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill, as was recommended in the Report of the London County Council.
§ Mr. CHAMBERLAIN
If the present Act is to be included in the Expiring Laws Continuation Bill, it must be without amendment.