HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 cc10-1
7. Mr. Ron Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received concerning the Government's proposals for leasehold reform following the Nugee report, as they affect Wales.

Mr. Mark Robinson

We have received six representations concerning these proposals.

Mr. Davies

Perhaps I may make it seven. Does the Under-Secretary of State recall writing to me some 12 months ago saying that he and his colleagues at the Welsh Office fully understood my constituents' concern about the activities of leasehold companies such as Castle Beg and Banana Bliss? Will he confirm that there is nothing in the Government's proposed legislation to tackle the abuses suffered by my constituents and others at the hands of such companies? Why have the Government taken no further action to enfranchise leaseholders and to give people greater rights of choice in nominating their own insurance companies? Is it too late for a change of mind?

Mr. Robinson

I am pleased to inform the hon. Gentleman that the position has not changed since 30 June, when he said that he was grateful for my reply and that it was most encouraging to the people of south Wales."—[Official Report, 30 June 1986; Vol. 100, c. 682.] I am afraid that the hon. Gentleman will have to wait until the legislation is published. I think that he would be wise not to judge it until then.