HC Deb 11 April 1928 vol 162 c1201

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that certain landlords in West London who have recently acquired large blocks of flats on the assumption that the Rents Restriction Act would be allowed to lapse, are endeavouring to obtain increases of rent on the ground that certain minor services hitherto rendered by charwomen, porters, etc., constitute service; and whether, in view of this fact, he will deal with the matter in the forthcoming Rents Bill in order that the tenants of these premises may be protected?


I am aware of the practice to which the hon. Member refers and. I am considering whether the matter can be dealt with by means of some clearer definition of what constitutes attendance for the purposes of the Act or otherwise.