Mr William Benyon

Former MP for Milton Keynes

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Recent appearances

  • Commonhold and Leasehold Reform 6 Mar 1992

    I had not intended to speak in the debate but as it has been rather one-sided I have decided that I would like to intervene. I must declare my interest as the owner of leasehold property. No one objects at all to commonhold as an additional form of housing tenure—although the claims made for it are grossly exaggerated, and the sort of instances described by the hon. Member for Tooting (Mr....
  • Commonhold and Leasehold Reform 6 Mar 1992

    Henry VIII transferred arbitrarily a large amount of property in this country. My hon. Friend may say that that was beneficial. I am not arguing that point, but it is a curious measure for the Conservative party to aspire to. When the appearance of central London changes out of all recognition, as it will, and when the price of property and rents escalate, we shall know who to blame.
  • Commonhold and Leasehold Reform 6 Mar 1992

    Before my hon. Friend leaves the 1967 Act, I must point out that it is apparent from the note in the Vote Office that those who enfranchise themselves under the extension to the 1967 Act in highly priced properties, mainly in central London, will not get: the marriage value or a proportion of the marriage value. If it is equitable for the leaseholders of flats to get that, why is it not...

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Former MP for Milton Keynes

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 16 March 1992 — General election

Also represented Buckingham

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