HC Deb 09 August 1966 vol 733 c297W
46. Mr. Alexander W. Lyon

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will take steps to ensure that rent assessment committees refuse any application for an increase in rent made during the period of the standstill on prices.

52. Mrs. Lena Jeger

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government, whether it is Her Majesty's Government's policy that private rents should now be frozen, or whether increases granted under the Rent Act machinery can be implemented and backdated, in view of the Government's new economic policies.

Mr. Crossman

Rent Officers and Rent Assessment Committees are governed directly by the Rent Act 1965 in making their determinations, and in the great majority of these the rents are being reduced.

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