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Rent Tribunals

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Health from which local authorities he has not yet received representations, and with which local authorities he has not yet had consultations under the provisions of Section 1 (1) of the Furnished Houses (Rent Control) Act, 1946; in respect of which local authorities who have made representations or with which he has had consultations he has not yet made orders under this Section; and what further steps he proposes to take to persuade those local authorities who have not yet sought the powers offered by this Act, to enable tenants who are being charged unreasonable rentals to place their cases before rent tribunals.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to him on 8th February last. The present posi- ition is that orders have been, or are being, made applying the Act to the areas of 290 of the 462 authorities there referred to, and that consultations are proceeding with the remaining 172.