HC Deb 06 March 1919 vol 113 c622W

asked the Prime Minister whether, in preparing legislation to continue and extend the Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest (War Restrictions) Act, 1915, the Government will take steps to prevent tenants from being penalised by being forced to purchase or to invest in the capital of the company or society owning the property?


The effect of the Bill introduced by my right hon. Friend yesterday, which is in the hands of Members, will be to protect from eviction tenants of houses to which the Act of 1915 is extended for reasons other than failure to pay rent or comply with the terms of their tenancy, or on some other ground which the Court may deem satisfactory.