§ 28 and 29. Mr. R. MORRISON (for Mr. W. THORNE)
asked the Minister of Health (1) if he has received a copy of the resolution passed at a delegate meeting of the Birmingham and District Tenants' Federation, held in Digbeth 1739 Institute on 2nd July; if he is aware that they are asking for the renewal of the Rent and Mortgage Interest Restriction Act of 1920, and the prohibition of payment or acceptance of key money in cases of change of tenancy; and if he intends taking any action in the matter;
(2) if he has received a detailed statement from the Birmingham and District Tenants' Federation, giving the list of a few decontrolled houses in Birmingham, showing the way in which the rent has been increased over pre-War rents for decontrolled houses; if he is aware that in some cases the rent has been increased over 100 per cent.; and if he intends taking any action in the matter?
§ Sir K. WOOD
With the hon. Member's permission, I will answer these questions together. My right hon. Friend cannot find that he has received a copy of the resolution in question, and as regards continuance or amendment of the Rent Restrictions Act, he would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on the 6th instant to a question by the hon. Member for Torquay (Commander Williams).