HC Deb 15 May 1947 vol 437 cc1679-80
1. Mr. William Shepherd

asked the Minister of Health the process of selection of chairmen of Rent Restriction Tribunals; and whether he is satisfied that it is adequate to ensure a wise choice.

The Minister of Health (Mr. Aneurin Bevan)

The chairmen of rent tribunals are selected from nominations made by local authorities, legal and other representative bodies, and from applications made by individuals. The answer to the second part is, Yes, Sir.

Mr. Shepherd

Does the right hon. Gentleman consider that some of the actions and utterances of the chairmen of these tribunals are consistent with the judicial capacity in which they sit?

Mr. Bevan

I think the utterances of most of the chairmen of these rent tribunals compare very favourably indeed with those of the courts.

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