HL Deb 18 December 1996 vol 576 c131WA
Baroness Jeger

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When the Commonhold Bill will be brought before Parliament in accordance with the Conservative manifesto.

The Lord Chancellor (Lord Mackay of Clashfern)

It had been hoped to introduce the Commonhold Bill during this Session, but the introduction of other measures of greater priority and the substantial amendment sought by Her Majesty's Opposition has resulted in there being insufficient time. The Government intend to bring the Bill forward as soon as a suitable opportunity occurs in a new Parliament.