§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that a number of houses were purchased by his Department at Ilford for the widening of the new Southend Road, but that the Ministry decided in 1931 not to proceed with the widening; that, consequent upon this decision, the houses were relet; and that 4, Stainforth Road, Newbury Park, Ilford, which was, since 1914, let at lls. 6d. per week, inclusive, has been now let at 25s. per week, the tenant to execute internal repairs; and whether, as the tenant is in difficulties, he will re-assess the rent and restore the original claim?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
No. 4, Stain-forth Road, Ilford, together with other houses, was acquired in 1924 in connection with the proposed construction of Eastern Avenue, and is being retained pending the widening of Newbury Park railway bridge. The rental at the time of purchase was 15s. a week inclusive. The house was. relet in 1932, at a rental of 25s. a week inclusive. I am advised that this rent is not excessive, and see no reason for any re-assessment of the rent. The tenant referred to vacated the house on 29th August, 1934, and it has been relet at the same rental.