§ Mr. Parker
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that cases are occurring in which the tenant of a requisitioned house has to pay to the landlord substantially more than the amount of compensation payable to the tenant constituting a grave injustice; and whether he will take steps, by legislation or otherwise, to reduce the rent charged to the amount of compensation receivable, or to take other measures to remove this injustice?
§ Sir K. Wood
This question was one of those dealt with by Mr. John Morris, K.C., in his report on Requisitioning and Compensation (Cmd. 6313) and by the Landlord and Tenant (Requisitioned Land) Act, 1942. This Act enables the tenant of a house which is requisitioned, provided certain conditions are satisfied, to disclaim his lease. It also provides for the reduction of the rent payable in cases where the tenant was paying a rent inclusive of rates and services.