HC Deb 16 June 1997 vol 296 c52W
Mr. Hood

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to bring forward proposals to reform the Scottish land laws and the feudal system. [2472]

Mr. McLeish

The Scottish Law Commission has been asked to consider the law on leasehold casualties and has published a discussion paper. It aims to report by March 1998. The Commission will also issue a report on the law of the tenement later this year, and expects to make recommendations and issue its report on the abolition of the feudal system by the end of 1999. It will consider wider aspects of the law of leasehold tenure thereafter. We will consider the options for legislation in these areas as soon as possible after the Commission's reports are received.

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