A UNITED NATIONS committee on sexual equality has called for the scrapping of the policy that entitles New Territories men to land on which they can build village houses, according to the Democratic Party. The party sent a three-member delegation to attend last month's meeting in New York of the UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women. The party's women's affairs spokesman, Chan Shu-ying, said yesterday they had raised issues including the small-house policy and family violence. Ms Chan said the committee agreed the small-house policy should be scrapped immediately. The policy applies only to New Territories native men, who are each allowed to be given land to build a three-storey villa. A spokesman for the Heung Yee Kuk, an advisory body representing the interests of New Territories villagers, yesterday dismissed Ms Chan's claims. A spokesman said it was an ancient tradition in the New Territories for sons to inherit parents' properties. The Government said it was reviewing the policy and hoped to complete the review by the end of the year.