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Business Lease Reform And Fiona Burns-Brannan

EDM number 2053 in 1992-93, proposed by Nigel Griffiths on 20/05/1993.

That this House deplores the failure of the Government to reform the outdated and repressive law of privity which allows rapacious landlords to pursue retired people long after they have reassigned the lease with the landlord's full permission; notes that such retired people are often bankrupted by heartless landlords and harassed to their grave; deplores the scandalous and inhuman behaviour of landlady Fiona Burns-Brannan, Merston Manor, Merstone, Isle of Wight, and Christopher Cross of the Plantotal Group, in pursuing disabled retired baker Mr Harry Acaster of Sowerby, Thirsk, and his disabled wife, who reassigned the lease on his shop six years ago with Burns-Brannan's full permission, and is now being harassed for rent owed by the subsequent tenant, and for the landlord's costs of converting the shop into a residence; believes it is a sad reflection on the Conservatives in the 1990s that they can permit such an evil law to continue; and deeply regrets that Mr Acaster's letter to the Prime Minister resulted in him washing his hands of their problem.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Nigel Griffiths20/05/1993Edinburgh SouthProposed
Gordon Prentice20/05/1993PendleSigned
Clare Short20/05/1993Birmingham, LadywoodSigned
Malcolm Wicks20/05/1993Croydon North WestSigned
Ken Livingstone21/05/1993Brent EastSigned
Harry Barnes21/05/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie24/05/1993Glasgow, PollokSigned
Tony Banks24/05/1993Newham North WestSigned
Janet Anderson24/05/1993Rossendale & DarwenSigned
John Evans24/05/1993St Helens NorthSigned
Derek Enright24/05/1993HemsworthSigned
John Cummings24/05/1993EasingtonSigned
Michael Connarty24/05/1993Falkirk EastSigned
Lynne Jones24/05/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Peter Hardy25/05/1993WentworthSigned
Gerry Steinberg25/05/1993Durham, City ofSigned
Hugh Bayley25/05/1993York, City ofSigned
John Fraser25/05/1993NorwoodSigned
Jim Dowd25/05/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Michael Clapham25/05/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Keith Bradley25/05/1993Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Elliot Morley25/05/1993Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Bridget Prentice25/05/1993Lewisham EastSigned
Greg Pope25/05/1993HyndburnSigned
Eric Illsley26/05/1993Barnsley CentralSigned
Bill Michie26/05/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Ian Davidson26/05/1993Glasgow, GovanSigned
Mike Hall26/05/1993Warrington SouthSigned
Alan Meale27/05/1993MansfieldSigned
Eric Clarke27/05/1993MidlothianSigned
Mike Watson10/06/1993Glasgow CentralSigned
Mike O'Brien16/06/1993North WarwickshireSigned
Martyn Jones18/06/1993Clwyd South WestSigned

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