HC Deb 20 June 1966 vol 730 c12W
67. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many rent assessment committee decisions have been reached, and of these how many raised, confirmed or reduced the rent determined by the rent officer; if he is aware that more revisions have been in the landlord's than in the tenant's favour; and if he is satisfied with the operation of the Rent Act in this regard.

Mr. Mellish

81 applications for registration of rent had been decided by Rent Assessment Committees up to 11th June. The rent officer's determination was reduced in 10, confirmed in 25 and increased in 46 of these. But the significant comparison is with the original rent which was reduced in 64 of these cases, confirmed in 5 and increased in 12. On the last part of the question, my right hon. Friend has no reason to doubt that the Act is operating as intended.

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