HC Deb 18 November 1970 vol 806 cc414-5W
77. Mr. Robert Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much he estimates municipal house rents will rise in the City of Aberdeen in order to reach an economic rent level; and over how long a period he expects this rise to take place.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The movement of rents to the levels announced by the Government will depend on the outcome of consultations with the local authority associations.

78. Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if under his new proposals, the fair rent for council tenants and those of private landlords will be determined by the rent officer or by the local authority.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

Fair rents in the private sector will be determined in accordance with the provisions of the Rent Act, 1965. For the present it is not practicable to apply these provisions to council houses in Scotland.