HC Deb 11 March 1970 vol 797 cc339-40W
Mrs. Lena Jeger

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government when he expects to receive the report of the Francis Committee on the working of the Rent Act.

Mr. Denis Howell

I cannot say when the Francis Committee will report. I know however that it is proceeding with its inquiry with all possible speed. In view of the importance of its remit, demanding as it does very thorough inquiry and examination, I think it preferable that it should not be asked to complete its task within any hard-and-fast time limits.