HC Deb 20 December 1967 vol 756 cc450-1W
Mr. Lubbock

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many determinations of fair rent under the Rent Act 1965 there have been up to the latest convenient date in Greater London and England and Wales, respectively; what proportion of the total number of tenancies subject to regulation these figures are estimated to represent; whether he is satisfied with the rate of progress being made; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. MacColl:

Up to and including 8th December, 1967, the number of applications for registration of fair rents determined by rent officers in Greater London and in England and Wales was 26,511 and 55,119 respectively. These numbers represent, in relation to each area, a little less than 10 per cent. of the estimated number of regulated tenancies.

My right hon. Friend is considering further publicity to encourage more people to make good use of the rent regulation machinery.