§ Mr. Waterson
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department when he expects to announce plans for commonhold; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Lock
This Government are committed to introducing commonhold. Many of the issues that are included in the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions' recent consultation on leasehold reform will affect how we proceed with commonhold. My Department is working with DETR in planning the way ahead and I hope to announce shortly how we will take commonhold forward.