HC Deb 07 March 1955 vol 538 c2W
59. Mrs. L. Jeger

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether, in view of the fact that already the National Assistance Board is paying rent increases at the rate of over £70,000 a year in respect of the Housing Repairs and Rents Act, he will introduce amending legislation to ensure that such increases should not be made until it is established that the local authority has inspected the premises and decided not to issue a certificate of disrepair.

Mr. Peake

No. I think this proposal would result in unjustifiable hardship to a number of applicants for assistance.