HC Deb 27 June 1933 vol 279 cc1341-2W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that tenants in most of the municipal housing schemes in Scotland, built under the 1919 and 1924 Acts, are complaining of excessive rents which they are unable to pay because of unemployment or low wages; whether he has considered a communication from municipal tenants requesting an all-round reduction of 25 per cent. in the rents of ordinary houses; and will he consider the advisability of setting up a committee to report on recommendations for the reduction of rents to bring those into conformity with the incomes of the tenants?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. From time to time representations


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from various bodies in favour of a general reduction of the rents of all houses have been received and considered, but I do not propose to take the action suggested in the third part of the question.