HC Deb 23 November 1949 vol 470 cc352-3
29. Mr. Wyatt

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken by the Government of Hong Kong to control rents and to prevent the charging of key money.

Mr. Rees-Williams

Rents in Hong Kong are controlled by legislation which applies, with certain minor exceptions, to all premises built before 1945. The ordinance makes it an offence to demand any consideration whatsoever for the grant, renewal or continuance of a tenancy.