§ Mr. Asterley Jones
asked the Attorney-General if he will introduce legislation providing that any period during which, owing to circumstances directly or indirectly connected with the operation of Defence Regulations, building on land is not permitted, shall be excluded from the prescriptive period of 20 years under the Prescription Act, 1832.
§ The Attorney-General
I presume that the hon. Member has in mind particularly the prescriptive right to light, and I would refer him to the answer given by my hon. and learned Friend the Solicitor-General to the hon. Member for East Middlesbrough (Mr. A. Edwards) on 21st November, 1946. So far as I am aware, very few instances are likely to arise, and no substantial case for legislation has been made out.