HC Deb 18 December 1945 vol 417 cc1118-9
91. Mr. J. L. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if his attention has been drawn to the increasing number of evictions of tenants of unfurnished rooms who are not within the scope of the Rent Restrictions Act; and what action he proposes to take in the matter.

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Buchanan)

I have no evidence of any general increase in the number of evictions from unfurnished rooms. I am informed, however, that the tenants of some furnished service flats in Glasgow have been warned that they may have to remove and that the Corporation, to whom the tenants appealed for help, have the case under consideration. The whole question of security of tenure will be considered in connection with the general review of the provisions of the Rent Restrictions Acts but I can hold out no prospect of early legislation.

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