§ 56. Mr. E. Smith
asked the Minister of Health whether, on the expiration of the Rent Act in 1938, it is proposed to abolish the 40 per cent, increase in the rents of houses?
§ The Minister of Health (Sir Kingsley Wood)
The Government have not yet considered whether it is necessary to take further action in connection with the Rent Restrictions Acts.
§ Sir K. Wood
Without accepting the statement of the hon. Member, it is obvious that the whole matter will have to be considered before 1938, when the Act expires.
§ Sir Percy Harris
Will not a new Act have to be passed this year in order to prevent the Act lapsing next year?
§ Mr. E. J. Williams
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that high rent charge is largely responsible for malnutrition, as it consumes a very large portion of the earnings of workpeople?