§ 10. Mr. Kirkwood
asked the Minister of Health whether he will take further action to protect tenants of houses, damaged by blast, against their land lords who, by refusing to pay the rates, even when the local authorities reduce these and by demanding full rent for un inhabitable houses, have denied to tenants the protection which Parliament has endeavoured to give to sufferers from enemy action?
§ Mr. E. Brown
I have no reason to suppose that the practice to which my hon. Friend refers has been in any way common. I would refer him to the provisions of the Landlord and Tenant (War Damage) Amendment Bill now before Parliament.
§ Mr. Kirkwood
Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that this is taking place all over the country, and particularly in London, and will he look into the matter?
§ 11. Mr. Kirkwood
asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider issuing, 712 as soon as the Landlord and Tenant Bill becomes law, a leaflet explaining clearly and concisely the protection afforded to tenants whose landlords demand rent for uninhabitable houses, refuse to make proper repairs, etc., and the steps that tenants should take to obtain that protection, as, in the absence of any such explanation, many poor persons will continue to suffer injustice?