HC Deb 12 December 1939 vol 355 cc1061-2W
Mr. Isaacs

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that a considerable number of tenants in the Roe Green Garden Village, Wembley, are withholding their rents because of the bad state of repair of the houses, and the excessive rents charged; and if he will take steps to secure that the landlords, Roe Green Garden Village, Limited, shall meet the reasonable demands of the tenants?

Mr. Elliot

I understand that the Wembley Town Council has recently received representations regarding defects in two houses on the estate to which the hon. Member refers. These have been investigated by the local authority and steps are being taken with a view to their being remedied by the owners. The estate is privately owned, and the amount of the rents and the question of the action stated to have been taken by the tenants in regard to them are not matters within my jurisdiction.