HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 c403W
Mr. George Cunningham

asked the Prime Minister why he decided to nominate the Lord Chancellor to occupy Chevening House in Kent, in view of the fact that this decision means that the Lord Chancellor will occupy two official residences, both free of rent and free of tax.

The Prime Minister

I nominated the Lord Chancellor because, under the terms of the Chevening Estate Act 1959 he is qualified for appointment. The fact that he has an official residence in London in no way inhibits such an appointment.