HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 cc128-9W
Mr. Mackie

asked the Attorney-General how many applications under the Rent Act, 1957, have been made, and how many granted, for the possession of dwelling houses, in Edmonton County Court; and how many of these refer to dwellings within the Borough of Enfield.

The Attorney-General

During the period beginning 1st January 1959, which is the first date for which complete statistics are available, and ending 30th June, 1960, 128 applications have been entered in Edmonton County Court for the possession of houses to which the Rent Act, 1957, applies. During the same period, 158 orders far possession were made, 92 of which were suspended under the powers conferred by the Landlord and Tenant (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1958. In 34 cases the defendant did not apply for a suspension and in 32 an application for a suspension was refused. Separate figures are not available in respect of applications relating to houses in the Borough of Enfield.