HC Deb 14 June 1972 vol 838 c305W
44. Mr. Maddan

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether the rating revaluation next year will affect the rateable value ceiling of £200 for Rent Act protection.

Mr. Eyre

As my right hon. Friend the Minister for Local Government and Development pointed out in an answer on 29th March, 1972, the 1973 revaluation will not remove from any tenant the protection he enjoys under the Rent Act. The relevant rateable value for the Rent Act is that shown in the valuation list on 23rdMarch, 1965, or the first entry if it is after that date. A clarifying Amendment to the Housing Finance Bill in another place will remove any remaining doubts on this point.—[Vol. 834, c.81.]