TO: Mr P Hendrikse (Chair: Standing Committee on Private Members' Legislative Proposals)
FROM: Ms M Nxumalo (Director-General: Department of Housing)

18th March 2003

PREVENTION OF ILLEGAL EVICTION FROM AND UNLAWFUL OCCUPATION OF LAND AMENDMENT BILL

Your letter dated 13 March 2003 in the above connection has reference.

I advise that this Department has prepared a draft Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Amendment Bi1l which is shortly being submitted to Cabinet for approval.

The draft dea1s specifically with the problem raised by Mrs. J Semple MP, together with other provisions, which need to be amended.

As the Department has given consideration to the matter raised in the Private Membersí Bill and as a draft Bill has been prepared, I deem it unnecessary for the proposed Private Members Bill to be proceeded with.

Yours faithfully
Ms MZ Nxumalo
Director-General