§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many civil servants are employed in dealing with rent charges and leasehold ground rents in 1982; and how many civil servants are involved with the consultation document on rent charges and how many will be involved in drawing up the new legislation to amend the Rent Charges Act 1977 if the Government decide to implement the proposals.
§ Sir George Young:
The equivalent of 19 full-time civil servants are engaged on the redemption and apportionment of rent charges and ground rents. About 10 staff altogether are concerned with aspects of the consultation paper and proposals which may flow from it, but none on a full-time basis.