HC Deb 23 March 1962 vol 656 c809

Order for Second Reading read.

3.59 p.m.

Mr. Robert Jenkins (Dulwich)

I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.

In the 60 seconds left for me to speak today, I wish to say that before 1954 two temporary Bills were put before the House to extend leases for one or, per haps, two years. In those days it was quite clear that the Government and the people considered that there was a severe danger in the leasehold reform system remaining as it was. We had the 1954 Landlord and Tenant Act, which was brought in by the present Lord Chancellor at the time when the present Prime Minister was Minister of Housing and Local Government—

It being Four o'clock, Mr. SPEAKER interrupted the business.

Second Reading deferred till Friday next.