HC Deb 13 November 1974 vol 881 c125W
38. Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on Government policy towards ownership of private housing in the light of paragraph six of a letter addressed by the Department of the Environment to Mrs. M. E. Warrell, of 11 Nicholas Court, Green Lane, Hayling Island, Hampshire.

Mr. Freeson

The Government's policy, outlined in the letter to which the hon. Gentleman refers, is that accommodation for renting should eventually be in social ownership. Where tenants rent their homes from private landlords they must have the protection of the Rent Acts 1968 and 1974.