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Sellers packs must wait until 2004

The Government has admitted sellers’ packs are unlikely to be introduced until 2004 after it failed to secure a parliamentary slot for the legislation. The compulsory packs, which have come under fire from the housing industry and MPs for their high cost, were scheduled to launch in 2003 but the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions now concedes this is virtually impossible. It says a parliamentary slot is unlikely to be found until next year.

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Walter Merricks

Lives: Highgate, North LondonBorn: June 4, 1945, in East SussexAge: 56Education: Bradfield College, Berkshire and Trinity College, OxfordCareer to date: Director of Camden Community Law Centre, Writer for New Law Journal, Head of Communications at the Law Society, Insurance OmbudsmanCareer Ambition: “Very happy with whatI am doing now, thank you.”Life ambition: “To win the tennis […]

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