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Repairs And Rents Bill (Information Booklet)

Volume 529: debated on Wednesday 7 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what methods of publicity he proposes to employ in order that the rights of landlords and tenants and the relevant powers and duties of local authorities may be widely known and easily ascertainable when the Housing Repairs and Rents Bill becomes law.

council; and how many requisitioned premises, vacated as a result, were de-requisitioned.

I regret that the information requested in the first part of the Question is not available and cannot readily be obtained.The following statement gives the number of properties released by each Metropolitan borough in 1952 and 1953 respectively and the number of units of accommodation that they represent:answers for landlords and tenants on the main provisions of Part II of the Bill. A poster will also be issued for use by local authorities advertising the booklet and showing where information can be obtained.Local authorities will be urged to exercise to the full their powers of giving information on the Rent Acts, and I shall give them and voluntary bodies such as the Citizen's Advice Bureaux, who run information centres, all the help I can.