§ Mr. Donald Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will seek to amend section 1(2) of the Rent (Scotland) Act 1971 as amended by the Rent (Scotland) Act 1974 so as to remove the exemption of tenancies where the rent includes payment in respect of board.
§ Mr. Younger
Legislative provision relating to the private letting of houses introduced by successive Administrations in the past has been consistent in not applying to tenancies of this kind. We have no proposals for amendment.
§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will seek to amend section 1(2) of the Rent (Scotland) Act 1971 which exempts tenancies where rent included payment in respect of board to provide greater security of tenure and access to registration for fair rents.
§ Mr. Rifkind
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given today by my right hon. Friend to the right hon. Member for the Western Isles (Mr. Stewart).