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Glasgow Northern Hospitals (Rent Increases)

Volume 648: debated on Wednesday 8 November 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the fivefold increase in rent, a month's notice of which has been given to tenant-employees by the Board of Management for Glasgow Northern Hospitals with no right of appeal; how many other boards have issued similar notices; and if he will postpone the operation of this notice until he has reviewed all the circumstances.

On the general question, I would refer the hon. Member to my Answer of 24th October. The present average rent of the three, four and fiveapartment houses in this group is less than 5s. per week, and it must be kept in mind that the rents are to go up in stages.