HC Deb 06 May 1957 vol 569 c609
Mr. Mayhew

With your permission, Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, I desire to present a Petition, signed by more than 3,000 residents of the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich in the County of London, complaining about the provisions of the Rent Bill, which is now before Parliament. These citizens of Woolwich maintain that the effect of the Bill, if passed, will be to inflict hardship on many families and, in particular, on pensioners and those with small fixed incomes. Wherefore your Petitioners pray that the Bill be so amended that tenants shall not be evicted from their homes unless equivalent alternative accommodation is provided; that rents shall not be increased unless dwellings are in good habitable repair with reasonable amenities; and that in default of those amendments the Bill shall be rejected. And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray. To lie upon the Table.

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