HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 c123W
88. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs, in view of the increasing complaints of excessive rent increases for domestic property, how many protests or resolutions he has received to which he has replied that it is not his responsibility and he can take no action in the matter; and if he is now prepared to seek powers that will enable him to take action to mitigate hardship caused by excessive rents.

Mr. H. Brooke

From the whole of England and Wales 142 letters and two resolutions about the level of rents in controlled or decontrolled property have been received in my Department this year. Replies have been sent wherever possible drawing attention to legal rights or making helpful suggestions. There is no intent ion to amend the Rent Act.