HC Deb 22 July 1937 vol 326 c2388
4. Mr. James Hall

asked the Minister of Labour the average increase in the rent of controlled working-class houses and the average increase of rent of working-class houses which have been decontrolled.

Mr. E. Brown

It is estimated that the average percentage increase, over the level of July, 1914, in the rents (including rates) of pre-War working-class dwellings taken into account in compiling the official cost-of-living index number is approximately 51 per cent. in the case of controlled dwellings, and approximately 85 per cent. in the case of decontrolled dwellings.

56. Mr. J. Hall

asked the Minister of Health the average rent of working-class houses constructed since 1931?

The Minister of Health (Sir Kingsley Wood)

I am not in a position to give the information asked for. A White Paper will, however, be available shortly, setting out the rents of houses belonging to local authorities. These rents in general reflect the various rent levels ordinarily prevailing respect of working-class houses in the areas concerned.

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