HC Deb 16 March 1948 vol 448 cc1867-8
29. Mr. Willis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many cases of threatened hardship to shopkeepers caused by eviction notices on excessive increases in rent have been placed before him since 1st January, 1948.

Mr. Woodburn

I have received since 1st January complaints from or on behalf of 296 individual shopkeepers. In addition, there are references in letters of representation or complain to some 150 other cases.

Mr. Willis

In view of the fact that this number disproves completely the evidence in the Taylor Committee's Report, will my right hon. Friend now urge upon his colleagues in the Government the necessity for legislation before May?

Mr. Woodburn

I have nothing further to add to what I said last week.