HC Deb 07 July 1938 vol 338 c583
58. Mr. MacLaren

asked the Minister of Health what was the result of the arbitration case to decide the price of the land at Wisemore acquired under compulsory powers of purchase by the Walsall Corporation for the purpose of slum clearance; and what was the area of the land in question as well as its rateable value previous to purchase?

Mr. Elliot

The town council obtained compulsory powers for these properties in 1934 and 1937. I am informed that they were able to agree a price with the owners in respect of all the properties in the Orders confirmed in 1937 and in respect of some in the Orders confirmed in 1934. The arbitrator's award in the other cases amounted to £3,280 for properties of a rateable value of £369 covering an area of 6,674 square yards.