HC Deb 03 April 1995 vol 257 c973W
Mr. Ron Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many responses he has received to date to his consultative exercise on the licensing of houses in multiple occupation; how many of these were broadly in favour of a national comprehensive licensing system; what action he now proposes to take in the light of these representation; and what is his timetable for action. [17469]

Mr. Redwood

I received 47 replies to my letter of 8 December 1994. Eighty per cent. were broadly in favour of licensing, but there was no clear consensus on the way in which a licensing system should operate. The replies raised a wide range of issues for further consideration and I will make an announcement about the outcome in due course.