§ 17. Mr. Quintin Hogg
asked the Minister of Health when he expects to be in a position to announce the Government's decision as to the recommendations of the Ridley Committee.
§ 29. Mrs. Castle
asked the Minister of Health what action the Government proposes to take on the Report of the Ridley Committee on Rent Control.
§ Mr. Bevan
To give full effect to the recommendations of the Committee would involve a complicated Measure for which, I am afraid, Parliamentary time cannot be found this Session. The Government, however, have decided to seek powers to control the rents of furnished lettings and of premises let with services, and a Bill for the purpose is being introduced to-day.
§ Mr. Janner
Pending the introduction of this legislation, will the Minister issue 599 instructions to local authorities to give detailed information to landlords of tenements in respect to the present provisions of the Acts and will he take other steps to make those Acts as clear as he possibly can?