§ 16. Mr. John Morrison
asked the Minister of Health how many families are accommodated in converted Nissen Service huts; and what is the average rent charged.
§ Mr. Martin Lindsay
Does the Minister appreciate that he is asking local authorities to levy an average rent of 7s. 6d. a family, which is quite incomparable with the amount of facilities that they get in these circumstances?
§ Mr. Bevan
The average rent is not the same as the particular rent. The local authorities in these cases have charged the rent which they consider to be reasonable in the circumstances. If the hon. Member has instances of unreasonable rents being charged, and he will let me know, I will inquire into them.
§ Mr. Quintin Hogg
Is the right hon. Gentleman trying to withhold information from the House or assisting us to learn the truth?