HC Deb 01 February 2000 vol 343 c520W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the impact on his policy of the Spath-Holme Judgment of 20 January regarding rent increases in private rented property. [107632]

Mr. Mullin

[holding answer 31 January 2000]: We are giving careful consideration to the implications of the Court of Appeal's decision to quash the Rent Acts (Maximum Fair Rent) Order 1999. We remain committed to protecting tenants from excessive increases in fair rents. We intend to petition another place seeking permission to appeal the Court's decision.