HC Deb 12 March 1947 vol 434 c1324
45. Mr. King

asked the Prime Minister if he will appoint a Royal Commission, or commission of inquiry, on the existing system of leasehold tenure.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

No, Sir. I do not think that any useful purpose would be served by instituting an inquiry into this controversial matter at the present juncture.

Mr. King

Would not the Prime Minister agree that these very long leases—I am thinking particularly of 100 year leases—should be discouraged and that this is a long standing grievance? Are new 100 year leases being created

Mr. Baldwin

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that these long leases have helped this country generally?