HC Deb 14 June 1920 vol 130 cc918-9W

asked the Minister of Health the number of dwelling-houses which are still occupied in respect of which closing orders, numbering 22,115, were made in 1913 and 1914 upon the representations of the medical officers of health in England and Wales; and whether, under the Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interests (Restrictions) Bill now before the House, it will be necessary for the tenants of these dwellings to secure an order from the County Court judge to ensure them protection against the increased rent charges embodied in the Bill before the House?


I regret that I am unable to give the information asked for in the first part of the question. As regards the second part of the question, under the proposals of the Bill the increases under paras. (c) and (d) of Clause 2 (1) will not be chargeable if on production of a certificate of the sanitary authority, or otherwise, the Court is satisfied that they should be suspended.