§ Mr. Dodds
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what effect the Housing Repairs and Rents Act has had in checking the decay of older houses; and if he is satisfied that the effect of the Act will give the desired result.
§ Mr. Sandys
The Act is having a useful effect in encouraging the carrying out of repairs and improvements. Progress is bound to be gradual because of the safeguards imposed for the protection of the tenants.