§ 68 and 69. Mr. Lewis
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government (1)whether he will arrange to publish in HANSARD details of the names and addresses of the principal stationers and booksellers, in each of the major towns and cities, where form G under the Rent Act, 1957, is readily obtainable;
(2)if he is aware that the hon. Member for West Ham, North has unsuccessfully attempted to obtain form G under the Rent Act, 1957, from eight principal booksellers and stationers, two town halls and two borough treasurers' offices; and what action he proposes to take to assist the hon. Member for West Ham, North, Members of Parliament and the general public to obtain these forms.
§ 74. Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware that in many cities, such as Salford, not a single shop sells G forms on which tenants may apply for certificates of disrepair; that this is a matter concerning up to 4,800,000 families; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy the situation.
§ Mr. Lewis
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware of the continuing difficulty being experienced by tenants in obtaining the special form G under the provisions of the Rent Act, 1957; whether he will arrange for supplies of these forms to be made available to council offices, national and local newspapers, citizens' advice bureaux, poor man's lawyers, and Members of Parliament; and whether he will make a further statement on the Government's proposals to make these forms more readily available.
§ Mr. Bevins
My right hon. Friend has invited all housing authorities to make copies of Forms A, G, I, T and U available for sale to the public from council offices. Details of the arrangements are given in Circular 42/57 which was sent to all local authorities on Friday. Copies are available in the Vote Office. Authorities were previously asked in Circular 32/57 to compile a list of the principal stationers and booksellers in their area known to have the forms on sale.