§ 51. Mr. Waddington
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek to amend the Rent Acts so as to impose an obligation on landlords to collect the rent of a house at regular intervals, in view of the difficulty caused to old age pensioners and others when substantial rent arrears are allowed to accumulate.
§ Mr. Channon
I recognise the human problem that could be caused in this way,160W especially to old people, but I doubt whether legislation of the kind suggested would be justified. If my hon. Friend has details of any cases, perhaps he would let me have them.