HC Deb 20 December 1934 vol 296 c1362W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the widespread practice whereby tenants of property become responsible for the repairs instead of the owner; and whether, with a view to stimulating employment in the building and allied industries, he will consider transferring, in such cases, the allowance granted to the owners for repairs under Income Tax, Schedule A, from the owner to the tenant?


I am not aware of the widspread practice to which the hon. Member refers, nor do I consider that the suggestion contained in the question is one which could be adopted.