Consultation on proposed pre-action protocol for possession of residential
property based on rent arrears

The Civil Justice Council has published a consultation
paper on a proposal to bring into force a pre-action protocol for possession
proceedings brought by a landlord against a tenant of domestic premises where
the proceedings are based on non-payment of rent.

closing date for this consultation is 15 September 2005.


Consultation on
the smokefree elements of the Health Improvement and Protection Bill

the White
Paper Choosing Health - Making healthy choices easier, there is a commitment
to consult widely on the process of drawing up the detailed legislation
on smokefree public places.The key areas covered in this consultation document,
where comments and responses would be particularly welcomed, are:· the
definition of enclosed public place/workplace · the definition of prepare
and serve food · exemptions in general · placing of signage · the
offences, penalties and defences · enforcement; and · timetable.


closing date for this consultation is 5 September 2005.

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