§ 24. Mr. E. Fletcher
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the difficulty of implementing at an early date the provisions of the Ridley Committee on Rent Control, he will introduce legislation to consolidate the law at present contained in nine Rent Restriction Acts.
§ Mr. Janner
Can my right hon. Friend indicate whether the recent statement of the Lord Chancellor, to the effect that no legislation on this subject is going to be introduced this Session, is final or whether the Government are prepared to reconsider the position?
§ Mr. Bevan
My hon. Friend is aware of the legislative programme for this Session. It was stated in the Gracious Speech. If he wishes to ask whether time can be given for another Bill, he must put a Question down either to my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House or to my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister.
§ Mr. Fletcher
Is my right hon. Friend aware that if he is not going to introduce legislation to consolidate this chaotic legislation, it makes it the more urgent that legislation on the lines recommended by the Ridley Committee should be introduced as soon as possible?