§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government on what date and in what terms he received a communication from the Secretary of the West Ham Trades Council concerning rents; and what action he has taken or proposes to take.
§ Mr. MacColl
The Secretary of the West Ham Trades Council sent my right hon. Friend a resolution on 8th May asking the Government to stop all local authority rent increases.
In reply, I pointed out that the Government had now introduced legislation which included provision requiring local authorities to notify the Housing Ministers of proposed rent increases, and enabling the Ministers to direct moderation of rent increases in particular cases.