HC Deb 24 March 1971 vol 814 c130W
Mr. James Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the number of cases dealt with by the rent tribunals in Glasgow for the years 1969 and 1970; in how many cases was the rent increased; and in how many cases was the rent reduced.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

Rent Tribunals—which deal with furnished tenancies only—are empowered, on a first application, only to approve or reduce the rent or to dismiss the application. The rent may be increased by the tribunal following an application for reconsideration of a rent already registered on the ground of a change of circumstances.

The information requested is given in the table below:

First Applications
1969 1970
Dismissed 15 23
Rent reduced 72 70
Rent approved 10 17
Total dealt with 97 110

Reconsideration Cases
Dismissed 1
Rent reduced
Rent approved
Rent increased 8 19
Total dealt with 8 20