HC Deb 19 December 2000 vol 360 c163W
35. Mr. Gardiner

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department for what reason his Department's proposals for the introduction of commonhold do not make commonhold the default tenure for all new-build apartments. [141598]

Mr. Lock

Commonhold will be a new way of owning property in England and Wales. We believe it would be irresponsible to force buyers into commonhold before the new market has had a chance to develop and prove itself.