HC Deb 08 November 1972 vol 845 cc181-2W
Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many private tenants are potentially affected by the passing of the Housing Finance Act; and how many rent increases have already taken place.

Mr. Eyre

The Housing Finance Act, including its provisions for rent allowances, may in time embrace up to some 2.2 million private tenancies; but with the single exception of tenancies removed from control by the qualification certificate procedure, rent increases apply from next year only.