HC Deb 24 October 1950 vol 478 cc2672-3
4. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the widespread desire for the extension of the Tenancy of Shops (Scotland) Act, 1949, which is due to expire on 31st December, 1950; and whether he will take steps to extend it for one further year at least.

Miss Herbison

As my right hon. Friend indicated in reply to Questions by hon. Members on 20th June, it has been decided to ask Parliament to extend the operation of the Tenancy of Shops (Scotland) Act, 1949, beyond 31st December next by means of the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill.

Mr. Hughes

Is my hon. Friend aware that her answer will give a great deal of satisfaction in Scotland?