HC Deb 21 December 1972 vol 848 c463W
Mr. Michael Cocks

asked the Attorney-General when he was first informed by the Law Commission that its proposals on rent charges would not be ready some time during 1972 as was promised in his reply of 8th November 1971; and what reasons were given for this.

The Attorney-General

The Chairman of the Law Commission told my noble Friend the Lord Chancellor on 13th June 1972 that a further working paper had become necessary because consultation on the first working paper had led the commission substantially to modify its original proposals. He was advised earlier this month that the commission expected to issue the further working paper before Easter. The need for the further working paper indicated that the commission would not be in a position to report during 1972.

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