HC Deb 29 July 1952 vol 504 cc114-5W
113. Mr. Sparks

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will amend Section 3 of the Landlord and Tenant (Rent Control) Act, 1949, to strengthen the powers of local authorities to institute legal proceedings against persons demanding unreasonable premiums for furniture, fittings and the like as a condition of granting tenancies of dwellings.

Mr. Marples

This could only be considered if and when legislation to amend the Rent Restriction Acts becomes possible; but if the hon. Member will let my right hon. Friend know of any cases of difficulty he will be glad to look into them.