HC Deb 24 April 1890 vol 343 c1284

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Government intend to introduce any legislation to carry out the unanimous recommendations of the Town Holdings Committee, which reported last year in favour of the exercise by Local Authorities of powers which would facilitate the acquisition by leaseholders, especially of the industrial classes, of the freehold of their dwelling-houses, and to the effect that all Religious Bodies to whom land has been granted on lease for the erection of their places of worship and schools, should be empowered to purchase the fee subject to payment of fair compensation?


I am not aware that any recommendations of the Committee were unanimous. But whether that is so or not, I am not able to undertake that legislation on these lines will be proposed by the Government during this Session, especially as the Town Holdings Committee have not completed the whole of their duties.