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National Flood And Tempest Distress Fund

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 28 October 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, when further public funds are advanced to the Lord Mayor's National Flood and Tempest Distress Fund, he will take appropriate steps to ensure that where such funds are paid out to landlords to pay for repairs and redecorations of houses let by them to tenants, such landlords should give an undertaking that they will refrain from claiming increased rents from their tenants by reason of repairs and redecorations so paid for by the Lord Mayor's Fund.

The Government's promise to contribute to the Lord Mayor's Fund was unconditional responsibility for administration of the fund rests with the authorities of the Fund itself. The policy of the Fund was explained in a letter from the then Lord Mayor to my predecessor which was printed in the OFFICIAL REPORT of 18th March, 1953.