§ 36. Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Minister of Housing Local Government his estimate of the approximate number of houses repaired up to a recent date under the Housing Repairs and Rents Act, 1954.
§ Mr. Allaun
Does the Minister not agree that precious little repair work has been done? Is it not the case that few of the 5½ million tenants whose rents are now likely to be raised will benefit by a single extra pennyworth of repairs?
§ Mr. Powell
Oh, no. Even though statistical evidence is not available, it is quite clear that in a great many cases advantage has been taken of the provisions of the 1954 Act.
§ Mr. Lindgren
Would the Parliamentary Secretary not agree that had the 1954 Act been effective, the legislation which is now contemplated would not have been required?