HC Deb 05 May 1976 vol 910 c370W
Mr. Douglas-Mann

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will take an early opportunity of seeking to amend the Rent Act 1968 to provide a remedy of damages for breach of the provisions against harassment and illegal eviction.

Mr. Freeson

Civil remedies are already available at common law, and I therefore see no need to amend the Rent Act 1968 in the way my hon. Friend suggests.