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New Towns (Rents)

Volume 529: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1954

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government the number and percentage of tenants in the new towns during the past 12 months who have given up their tenancies because of inability to pay the rents or who, for this reason, have requested transference back to the London area.

Exact information is not available. My right hon. Friend understands from the development corporations concerned with the London new towns that the number is quite insignificant, something like eight out of a total of 16,000 tenants housed.