HC Deb 15 June 1950 vol 476 cc539-40
33. Mr. Nabarro

asked the Minister of Health for what purpose a compulsory purchase order has recently been confirmed by his Department in respect of 3,085 acres of freehold pasture land, fronting on Rectory Lane in the parish of Rock, in the Kidderminster rural district of the county of Worcestershire.

The Minister of Health (Mr. Aneurin Bevan)

For the purposes of Part V of the Housing Act, 1936.

Mr. Nabarro

Does the Minister appreciate that, as a result of the intervention of his Department, for which I am most grateful, the Ministry of Fuel and Power have withdrawn proposals for opencast mining on the site, but now propose to surround the entire site with opencast mining activities? Would he again intervene?

Mr. Bevan

The Order has now been made. The Orders are made by the Minister in a quasi-judicial capacity, and the matter cannot be reopened.

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