HC Deb 25 June 1998 vol 314 c599W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what are the outstanding issues which need to be resolved before proposals on the introduction of commonhold are published; and if he will make a statement. [46555]

Mr. Hoon

The introduction of a commonhold scheme is a manifesto commitment. Although the introduction of such a scheme could be carried out independently of commitments in the field of leasehold reform, the Government's view is that it would be prudent for these developments to be co-ordinated. My right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister aims to issue a consultation paper on leasehold reform later in the year.