§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what measures he intends to introduce to protect tenants of licensed premises from attempts to obtain excessive rent increases; and, in particular, what changes 565W he proposes in current legislation restricting rent rises in the commercial sector.
§ Mr. John Silkin
Under the Counter-Inflation (Business Rents) Order 1973 rents of licensed premises are frozen at the levels payable on 5th November, 1972 in the same way as other business rents. Future policy on business rents is under consideration and my right hon. Friend will make an announcement as soon as possible.