§ Sir J. Lucas
asked the Attorney-General whether his attention has been drawn to a recent decision in which a tenant of a furnished cottage at a rental of £160 a year has had the cottage requisitioned by the local authority at £25 a year, and has been held liable for the difference of rent; and what steps are being taken to safeguard the rights and interests of private individuals in similar cases?
§ The Attorney-General
My attention has been drawn to a newspaper report of the case to which, I think, my hon. Friend is referring. If my identification is correct, the nature of the agreement and the circumstances were exceptional. In reply to the second part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the Landlord and Tenant (Requisitioned Land) Bill which is at present before the House.