21. Mr. William
Shepherd asked the Minister of Health if he has given consideration to the statement made by Mr. Michael Marcus, chairman of the East London Rent Tribunal, that applicants to that tribunal suffered serious physical injury at the hands of landlords or their hirelings; and what action is proposed to protect applicants.
§ The Minister of Health (Mr. Aneurin Bevan)
My attention has been called to this statement. Applicants suffering or fearing such assaults should report the matter to the police who will do all they can to assist.
§ Mr. Shepherd
Surely, if the Minister appoints these chairmen it is his duty to see that they do not issue statements which alarm the public?
§ Mr. Lipson
In view of the serious nature of the statement made by the chairman of the tribunal, has the Minister asked him on what evidence he based that statement?