§ 8. Mr. McBride
§ The Under-Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Harold Finch)
Twenty-two rent officers have been appointed and one vacancy remains to be filled. Nine of the twenty-three appointments will be part-time. My right hon. Friend intends to bring Part II of the Rent Act, 1965, into operation in Wales on 14th March, 1966.
§ Mr. McBride
My hon. Friend's reply shows great progress, but is he aware that unscrupulous landlords are seeking, quite illegally and outside the scope of the Rent Act, to impose increases on tenants? Will he finally ensure that every possible method of bringing home to the tenant his full rights under the Act is made available to him?