HC Deb 22 June 1938 vol 337 c1079
74. Mr. Hopkin

asked the Minister of Transport whether he can now say how the £4,882 compensation for 1.3 acres of land near the Carmarthen Bridge is made up, and whether this sum includes a claim for loss of business as well as the acquisition of land and buildings; whether he is aware that the above sum has not been paid and that in at least six other cases the amounts of compensation save not been agreed; what has been the cause of the delay; and when the whole matter will be settled?

Mr. Burgin

The total of £4,882 represents the compensation payable to seven persons who have or had interests in the land and property; it covers all items including loss of business, although no part is earmarked as being in respect of loss of business. Two of the seven have been paid and the remaining five will be paid as soon as the necessary legal formalities have been concluded. The delay in other cases is due to inability to reach agreement with the owners, and the cases will have to be referred to arbitration.