§ Brigadier Medlicott
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the terms of the Landlord and Tenant (Rent Control) Act, 1949, are making it impracticable for rents for new houses to be fixed in advance or at a figure sufficient to cover the cost of construction; and if he will take steps to amend the Act to remedy this situation.
§ Mr. Bevan
No, Sir. The maximum rent of a new house constructed under licence must be approved by the local authority and in such cases are not by virtue of section 1 (7) (b) of the Landlord and Tenant (Rent Control) Act, 1949, subject to review by a rent tribunal.