§ Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
Motion made, and Question proposed,
That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to make further provision with respect to the disposal of, and the rights of secure tenants of, dwelling-houses held by local authorities and other bodies in England and Wales and to amend the law of England and Wales relating to the supervision of building work, the building regulations and building control, it is expedient to authorize—
§ Mr. Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet)
I am sorry to detain the House, but I wish to raise a specific point relating to parts II and III of the Bill. I appreciate very much what my hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Construction said about the matter, but I believe that the law of limited liability must be reformed, redefined or even defined with regard to parts II and III before the Bill progresses. While this is not the appropriate occasion to explore these matters in detail, following the Anns v Merton case in 1977, and the subsequent Pirelli case and the Oscar Faber case, I hope very much that the Government will be sympathetic to the points that hon. Members hope to raise in Committee.
§ The Minister for Housing and Construction (Mr. Ian Gow)
It goes without saying that the Government will be most sympathetic to the views expressed by my hon. Friend.
§ Question put and agreed to.