HL Deb 21 December 1982 vol 437 c1055WA
Lord Irving of Dartford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they are taking to deal with the escalation of service charges on commercial properties which are driving small companies out of London and in some cases leading to their liquidation.

Lord Belhvin

The Government have no power to control the level of service charges on commercial properties. We consider that these charges are best left to be determined under the terms of the lease or tenancy agreement.