§ Mr. S. C. Silkin
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government when he proposes to introduce legislation to amend Section 39 of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, and the corresponding provisions of the Rent Act 1968; and whether he will undertake to make such legislation retrospective in order to avoid hardship to persons who may have assigned their leases in error or who may now be prevented from doing so.
§ Mr. MacColl
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to Questions by my hon. Friend the Member for Brentford and Chiswick (Mr. Barnes) and the hon. Member for Twickenham (Mr. Gresham Cooke) on 5th November. The intention is to cover cases where the problem has already arisen.—[Vol. 772, c.45–6.]