HC Deb 29 November 1922 vol 159 cc718-9W

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Alfred Morris, a working man, who was ordered by the Shoreditch County Court, on account of a technical error in the notice of increase of rent, to repay many months' overcharge of rent to his tenant; whether he is aware that the judge strongly condemned the present provisions of the Rent Restrictions Act, which compelled him to order the repayment of rent justifiably charged and paid many months ago; that unless help is forthcoming Mr. Morris will have to break up his home and sell all that he possesses; and whether he can hold out any hope of an early amendment of the Rent Restrictions Act?


I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend's attention has been called to this case. The Government hope to be in a position to make a statement on the general question at ah early date.