§ Mr. Robert Edwards
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will take steps to give permanent status to Civil Service staffs of the rent tribunals.
§ Mr. Crossman
I am well aware of the strong views held by the staff on this issue, but I would ask them and my hon. Friend to contain themselves in patience a little longer.
The major proposals for the reform of rent control which we are now considering are unlikely to leave the present status of rent tribunals and of their staffs unchanged. But it is still far too early to enter into firm commitments.