HC Deb 07 December 1954 vol 535 cc24-5W
67. Mr. Hoy

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the adverse criticism, details of which are in his possession, of two Scottish sheriffs regarding the ambiguous wording of the Housing (Repairs and Rents) (Scotland) Act, with particular regard to interior decoration, work, and building; and if he will introduce amending legislation to make clear the intentions of this Act.

Mr. J. Stuart

I have seen Press reports of two judgments given under this Act, one of which refers to the intricacies of its provisions. I cannot agree that this constitutes a justification for amending legislation.