HC Deb 22 July 1937 vol 326 cc2388-9
57. Mr. J. Hall

asked the Minister of Health the number of houses that have become decontrolled under the provisions of the Rent Restriction Acts to the latest possible date?

Sir K. Wood

I will send the hon. Member a Memorandum (Command 4208) showing the estimated numbers of controlled and decontrolled houses in the three classes "A," "B" and "C" in 1932, but I have no comprehensive information as to the number to-day. By the Act of 1933, Class "A" houses were decontrolled, Class "B" houses continued to become decontrolled on the landlord gaining possession, and Class "C" houses were excluded from the operation of the provisions relating to decontrol. The question will, no doubt, be considered by the Departmental Committee investigating the working of the Acts.

Mr. Thorne

Would the Minister inform Members of the House how they can get the information to which he has referred?

Sir K. Wood

It is in a Command Paper, which I shall be glad to send to the hon. Member.

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