§ Mr. Rees-Davies
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give full particulars of any shorthold tenancies which have been registered in the metropolis, giving the numbers and the districts; and if he will give similar particulars for eleswhere in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Stanley
Up to 13 March, the number or rent registrations in England where applicants had indicated that their letting was a shorthold is set out in the table below.150W
It should be emphasised, however, that the figures do not represent the number of shorthold lettings taking place for the following reasons: first, because the question on the application form is a voluntary one; second, because shorthold lettings where a fair rent has already been registered cannot be identified until the rent is re-registered which may not be for up to three years; and third, because an application for a fair rent need not be made until 28 days after the start of the tenancy in cases where no fair rent is registered, and some applications already made by 13 March would still be being processed.
For the number of shortholds in Wales, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Wales on 25 March.—[Vol. 1, c. 348–49.]
Information for Scotland is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland. Shorthold does not apply in Northern Ireland.
London Barking 1 Barnet 12 Bexley 1 Brent 1 Bromley City of London Camden 4 Croydon 4 Ealing 2 Enfield 4 Greenwich 3 Hackney Hammersmith Haringey 2 Harrow 4 Havering 1 Hillingdon Hounslow 4 Islington Kensington and Chelsea 1 Kingston upon Thames Lambeth Lewisham 1 Merton 3 Newham 3 Redbridge 2 Richmond upon Thames 2 Southwark Sutton 1 Tower Hamlets Waltham Forest 1 Wandsworth 5 Westminster 2 London subtotal 64 Rest of England Avon 24 Bedfordshire 3 Berkshire 6 Buckinghamshire 12 Cambridgeshire 10 Cheshire 6 Cleveland 4 Cornwall 27 Cumbria 22 Derbyshire 15 Devon 38 Dorset 17 Durham 6 East Sussex 25 Essex 32 Gloucestershire 12 Greater Manchester 10 Hampshire 19 Hereford and Worcester 27
Hertfordshire 4 Humberside 6 Isle of Wight 3 Kent 48 Lancashire 13 Leicestershire 8 Loncolnshire 5 Merseyside 3 Norfolk 33 Northumberland 6 Northamptonshire 4 North Yorkshire 25 Nottinghamshire 8 Oxfordshire 7 Shropshire 7 Somerset 16 South Yorkshire 22 Staffordshire 2 Suffolk 9 Surrey 6 Tyne and Wear 7 Warwickshire 5 West Midlands 10 West Sussex 5 West Yorkshire 29 Wiltshire 10 Rest of England subtotal 616 England Total 680