§ 22. Mr. R. C. Morrison
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of difficulties in determining rent and rates chargeable for damaged houses only partly habitable; and whether he will issue a statement for the guidance of local authorities, tenants and landlords?
§ Mr. E. Brown
I would refer my hon Friend to the Landlord and Tenant (War Damage) (Amendment) Bill at present before the House. If and when the Bill receives Royal Assent, I shall be prepared to issue a circular to local authorities explaining its provisions, and to take steps to ensure that it receives adequate publicity.
§ Lieut.-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore
Will that be done in connection with the Commissioners for Crown Lands, who own so much property and demand high rents?