§ Mr. James Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the number of cases dealt with by the rent tribunals in Glasgow for the years 1969 and 1970; in how many cases was the rent increased; and in how many cases was the rent reduced.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
Rent Tribunals—which deal with furnished tenancies only—are empowered, on a first application, only to approve or reduce the rent or to dismiss the application. The rent may be increased by the tribunal following an application for reconsideration of a rent already registered on the ground of a change of circumstances.
The information requested is given in the table below:
First Applications 1969 1970 Dismissed 15 23 Rent reduced 72 70 Rent approved 10 17 Total dealt with 97 110
Reconsideration Cases Dismissed — 1 Rent reduced — — Rent approved — — Rent increased 8 19 Total dealt with 8 20