HC Deb 27 October 1970 vol 805 c86W
Mr. Marquand

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) whether he will issue a general direction to the National Coal Board not to apply for rent increases in respect of National Coal Board houses unless the property has been adequately maintained;

(2) whether his policy of keeping down price increases on the part of nationalised industries applies to the rent of houses owned by the National Coal Board.

Sir J. Eden

No: this is a matter for the Board, who are in any case bound by the appropriate rent legislation.