§ 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.