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Leasehold Reform Act

Volume 22: debated on Monday 26 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment on what grounds he is opposing the applicants' claim, at the European Commission of Human Rights, that the Leasehold Reform Act breaks the European Convention of Human Rights.

The Commission have yet to express an opinion on the admissibility or the merits of the case. The rules of procedure of the Commission state that all pleadings are confidential. I can, however, confirm that the Government are disputing both the admissibility of the application and its assertion that the Leasehold Reform Act involves a breach of the Convention.