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Property Rentals

Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with groups representing tenants about the feasibility of establishing a Government-sponsored bond scheme for those renting property. [131128]

Later this year the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister plan to hold a seminar between officials and representatives of groups with an interest in tenancy deposits (including tenants), to discuss the possibility of legislative measures for deposit handling in the context of the Law Commission's proposals for tenure review. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister will continue to consult interested parties on any further proposals.