HC Deb 03 December 1936 vol 318 cc1457-8W

asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider taking powers to deal with local authorities which cause dispossessed slum tenants to pay higher weekly sums in rent and rates than they paid before dispossession?


The rents to be charged for houses built by local authorities are a matter for the decision of the authority. I have no reason to suppose that local authorities are failing to secure as low rents as are practicable for dispossessed slum tenants. If the hon. Member has any particular case in mind I shall be glad to make inquiries.