§ Mr. R. MORRISON
asked the Minister of Health whether any local authorities within the area of Greater London have applied for permission to reduce the rents of their post-War houses; and, if so, how many of such applications have been granted?
Of the 107 local authorities in the Metropolitan Police area who have erected houses under the provisions of the Housing, Town Planning, Etc., Act, 1919, 50 have at various times applied for reduction of the rents originally charged. In 40 cases some reduction has been approved, but in most of these cases the full reduction asked for could not be agreed under the rules governing the fixing of rents laid down in the Housing Regulations. In nine cases no reduction could be approved. One case is still under investigation.