HC Deb 27 May 1963 vol 678 c889
1. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Attorney-General whether he is aware of the widespread system under which one leaseholder in a block is responsible for collecting ground rents from his neighbours; and whether he will introduce legislation to end this practice.

The Attorney-General (Sir John Hobson)

I have no evidence that such a practice is widespread. In any event there are already statutory provisions under which the person responsible for collecting the rents can free himself from this obligation. I do not think there is a case for further legislation.

Mr. Hynd

Is the Attorney-General aware that this is certainly widespread in my constituency? While I am delighted to know that there are ways of people freeing themselves from this obligation, I shall be very interested if he will send me particulars.

The Attorney-General

I should be delighted to oblige the hon. Member. I shall certainly send him particulars and perhaps we can have a discussion on them.