HC Deb 22 July 1929 vol 230 cc940-1W

asked the Minister of Health whether he has noted that in Sunderland since 26th May last 111 cases of overcharge of rents have been proved; that in a large number of cases the overcharge was as much as 1s. a week; and whether, seeing that these illegalities were discovered as the result of the activities of a special committee on slum property appointed by the Sunderland Borough Council, he will take powers by legislation to require other authorities to establish similar committees?


My right hon. Friend is not aware of the facts referred to by my hon. Friend, but he will cause inquiries to be made.


asked the Minister of Health whether he is in a position to state the difference in rent for houses built under the Housing Act, 1924, and the houses built under the Housing Act, 1923?


The rents charged for houses provided under the Acts in question are not subject to my hon. Friend's specific approval, and particulars of the rents actually charged are not available in my Department, Some information as to the rents charged in a number of districts was, however, specially obtained in 1926, and tables were circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT of 11th November, 1926. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of these tables.

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