§ 35. Mr. Lipton
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs why Command Paper No. 2050 makes no reference to 26W the continuing decline in the number of dwellings rented from private landlords since the passing of the Rent Act, 1957; and whether, in the light of the decline, he will propose to repeal this Act
§ Sir K. Joseph
Before the Rent Act, landlords almost invariably sold whenever they obtained vacant possession. Today the majority re-let. If the Act were repealed, they would cease to do so and less rented accommodation would be available.