HC Deb 07 March 1917 vol 91 c415W

asked the Solicitor-General, concerning the case of a chair-frame maker of military age who, after renting premises and power for eleven years, attested under the Lord Derby scheme, and, being medically unfit, took work on munitions, under promise of the landlord to allow him to retain the tenancy on condition that he paid the rent of the premises only, and who is now threatened with the termination of his tenancy, although he has paid the rent as agreed; whether he will promote legislation with the object of preventing this unjust procedure on the part of landlords in wartime?


I know nothing of the matter referred to in the question, nor is the statement sufficient to show whether the tenant has a cause of action against the landlord. The matter does not appear to call for legislation.