HC Deb 28 July 1976 vol 916 cc263-4W
Mr. Douglas-Mann

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will publish the latest available figures showing the number and proportion of rent officers' decisions in the Greater London area which were taken on appeal to the Rent Assessment Committee; the number and proportion of such appeals initiated by the landlord and tenant, respectively; and the number and percentage which resulted in increases or decreases of rent, respectively.

Mr. Freeson

In the first two quarters of 1976 a total of 2,843 decisions by rent officers in Greater London, about 7 per cent. of all decisions, were referred to the rent assessment committee. It is estimated that about 85 per cent. of referrals were made by the landlord and 15 per cent. by the tenant. Information is not yet available on the results of all of these cases, but of those determined in the first quarter of 1976 about 77 per cent. resulted in an increased rent and 7 per cent. in a decrease.