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Leasehold Enfranchisement

Volume 414: debated on Wednesday 17 October 1945

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asked the Attorney-General whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to introduce legislation to secure leasehold enfranchisement.

asked the Attorney-General whether it is the Government's intention to review existing statutory provisions governing leasehold property with a view to enabling the holder of existing leasehold property to have an option to purchase the freehold at a value determined by an appointed competent authority.

This is a question which for many years has been the subject of considerable controversy in this House, and with the heavy reconstruction programme in hand it would be inappropriate at present to revive it.