HC Deb 30 January 1974 vol 868 c103W
33. Mr. Latham

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has concerning the use by local authorities of powers contained in the Housing Finance Act 1972 which enable them to refer to a rent officer the rent of a private dwelling without application being received from the tenants; and whether he will publish such information.

Mr. Rossi

Up to 31st December 1973 local authorities in England and Wales had referred to rent officers 3,406 rents payable under regulated tenancies, and decisions had been reached on 2,663 of these. In 1,071 cases the rent officers found the rents payable more than fair, and registered fair rents accordingly, and in 1,592 they found the rents equal to or less than fair rents, and made no registration.