§ 25. Mr. Janner
asked the Minister of Health how many applications for determination of reasonable rentals have been made to the rent tribunal in Leicester under the provisions of Section 1 of the Landlord and Tenant (Rent Control) Act, 1949; in what number of these applications the rent payable by the tenant has been reduced, and by what percentage.
§ The Minister of Health (Mr. Aneurin Bevan)
I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of a statement showing the position on 31st December, 1949.
§ Mr. Derek Walker-Smith
Does the Minister think that if these rent tribunals made a full disclosure of the principal calculations on which they work in assessing a reasonable rent more landlords and tenants in Leicester and elsewhere would be able to work out a reasonable rent without going to the rent tribunal, thereby saving the public purse and promoting harmony between landlord and tenant?
§ Mr. Janner
Could not my right hon. Friend get the figures up-to-date? I asked in respect of one particular tribunal, and I should be obliged if he would obtain the information.
§ 26. Mr. Janner
asked the Minister Health how many cases of contracts for furnished lettings have been reported to the rent tribunal at Leicester under the provisions of the Furnished Houses (Rent Control) Act, 1946; in what number of these cases has the rent payable by the tenants been reduced, and by what approximate percentage.