HC Deb 18 June 1993 vol 226 c1099 9.34 am
Mr. Dudley Fishburn (Kensington)

I beg leave to present a petition which sheweth that cruel and exaggerated rent increases are being awarded by rent officers and rent assessment committees to landlords of statutory tenants at a time of minimum inflation, falling property values, vacant property and decreasing construction costs, that these increases"— often 20 times the rate of inflation— go counter to the free market, and that they are especially severe in central London. Wherefore your petitioners pray that your honourable House urgently review those sections of the law dealing with rent assessments for statutory tenants so that the original intention of these sections of the law, to protect statutory tenants be upheld. And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, etc.

To lie upon the Table.