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Rent Tribunal, Paddington (Chairman)

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1952

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government why he has not reappointed the previous chairman of the Paddington rent tribunal in view of his high qualifications, his record of service, and the experience he has gained in hearing a large number of rent cases over the last six years.

I have acted in the exercise of my discretion, in the light of all the circumstances.

Yes, but is the Minister aware of the fact that this gentleman, an ex-Army officer, has been doing excellent work in this borough, and that he happens to be an ex-Labour Member of Parliament? Can we be assured that in this case there is no political prejudice on the part of the Minister?