HC Deb 13 February 1967 vol 741 cc23-4W
Mr. Victor Yates

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will make a statement on the experience of the working of the Rent Act in Birmingham since February, 1966, including the number of rents which has been registered, the number of appeals which has been lodged, and the number of cases in which the registered rents have been increased, decreased or unaltered by the rent assessment committees.

Mr. MacColl

Up to 4th February, 1967, rent officers in Birmingham had determined a fair rent in 444 applications for registration. The original rent was reduced in 279 cases, unchanged in 104 and increased in 61; 111 cases had been referred to a committee, of which 103 had been decided. The rent determined by the rent officer was reduced by the committee in 9 cases, unchanged in 13 and increased in 81; the original rent was reduced by the committee in 98 cases, unchanged in 3 and increased in 2.

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