HC Deb 06 December 1922 vol 159 cc1791-2W

asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, if tenants of working-class dwellings in St. Helens are being threatened with eviction for arrears incurred during the miners' lock-out, notwithstanding the fact that they are paying the current rent out of their unemployment benefit; and if, in view of the shortage of houses and the poverty of these people, any steps can be taken by him to prevent this?


My right hon. Friend has no authority to intervene in this matter, but under the Rent Restrictions Act, a large discretion is given to the Courts when an application for an eviction order is made to them.