HC Deb 25 June 1976 vol 913 c650W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he has for the abolition of chief rents.

The Attorney-General

I have been asked to reply.

The Government are now considering the Law Commission's Report on Rent-charges (Law Com. No. 68), which was published on 9th October 1975 and recommends that, subject to certain exceptions, no new rentcharges should be created and existing rentcharges should be extinguished after a specified period.