§ Mrs. Lena Jeger
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what plans he has to seek to reduce the number of rent-controlled dwellings.
§ Mr. Greenwood
The Government's proposals, described in paragraphs 30 to 37 of the White Paper, Old Houses into New Homes (Cmnd. 3602), are that where a property has been, or is being, provided with all the basic amenities and is in a good state of repair, the owner may apply for a regulated rent. In order to protect tenants from sharp increases in rent, any increases would be phased over a period.