HC Deb 22 October 1973 vol 861 c371W
Mr. McBride

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will now seek to discontinue the practice) created by the Housing Finance Act, whereby certain council house tenants in Wales are forced to pay lodger charges despite the fact that these council house tenants no longer have lodgers residing in their homes.

Mr. Peter Thomas

I am satisfied that local authorities have sufficient discretion to deal with any anomalies caused by their failure to abolish such charges before the Act came into force.