HC Deb 27 October 1949 vol 468 c187W
105. Mr. Piratin

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the decision of the Kensington Borough Council, of which a copy has been sent to him, to demand rents from council dwellings as high as three guineas per week for five rooms and £1 15s. 6d. for three rooms; and, in view of the impossibility of many working-class families in need of a home being able to pay such rents, whether he will introduce legislation to give him power to reduce rents fixed by local authorities.

Mr. Bevan

I understand that the rents mentioned relate to particular estates and include rates and in one case central heating and hot water. I have no intention of introducing legislation such as the hon. Member suggests.

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