§ 31. Mr. G. M. Thomson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that the Northern Housing Association, Dundee, are altering the rents of their houses without consultation with the local authority and without obtaining his approval, contrary to statutory provisions and to the instructions contained in his Department's circular D.H.S. No. 50/1954; and what action he proposes to take.
§ Mr. J. N. Browne
I understand that the Association which is registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act, 1893, has no agreement with the Dundee Corporation requiring approval of its rents. It appears, however, that the rules of the Association require the rents proposed to be charged to be approved by the Secretary of State; and an application for approval of proposed rent increases has been received and is under consideration.