HC Deb 07 March 2000 vol 345 c599W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans has he to introduce legislation on residential leasehold property; and if he will make a statement. [113428]

Mr. Mullin

As was announced in the Gracious Speech on 17 November 1999,Official Report, columns 04–07, we intend to publish a draft Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill for consultation during this session. My hon. Friend the Minister of State for Housing, Planning and Construction announced on 20 December 1999, Official Report, column 345W, the publication of a summary of the main leasehold measures we intend to include in the draft Bill. Copies were placed in the Library. Following consultation on the draft Bill, we intend to bring forward legislation as soon as parliamentary time allows.