HC Deb 10 May 1923 vol 163 cc2608-9W

asked the Minister of Health whether he will explain the method of calculation adopted by the rents appeals tribunals in dealing with cases submitted to them; whether any consideration is given to the economic position of the tenants and to the general economic position of the population in the district, together with the rent paid for old houses of a similar type; whether the rents appeals tribunals, in considering cases, are governed by any Regulations imposed upon them by the Department; and, if so, whether he will supply a copy of these Regulations?


The tribunals are contituted under the Local Authorities Assisted Housing Scheme Regulations, 1919, a copy of which I will send to the hon. Member. He will see that in any determination of the sufficiency of the rents charged or to be charged by a local authority, regard is to be had by the tribunals to rents obtaining in the locality for working-class houses, to any increase in rent for working-class houses authorised under the Rent Restriction Acts, to any superiority in the accommodation or in the condition or amenity of the State-assisted houses and to the class of tenant in the district for whom the houses are provided.

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