§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what effect the recent leasehold valuation tribunal decision on the Westminster Grosvenor estate will have on recent legislation providing for leasehold enfranchisement; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Robert B. Jones
I have been asked to reply.
The Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 enables leasehold valuation tribunals to approve estate management schemes, if the tribunal is satisfied that this is in the general interest having regard to the matters specified in the Act. The Grosvenor estate, Mayfair, applied for a scheme, and following a hearing the tribunal approved it. I understand that this decision is being appealed to the Lands Tribunal.