§ Mrs. Lena Jeger
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many prosecutions for harassment of tenants by landlords have been brought within the last convenient period; with what results; and what were the average fines.
§ Mr. Amery
Ninety-four prosecutions were brought against 60 persons for alleged harassment during the year ended 31st March, 1971. Fifty-five fines were imposed on 38 persons; one person was conditionally discharged and three granted absolute discharge. The average fine was £19. The other cases were either dismissed or sent for trial.