HC Deb 08 March 1955 vol 538 cc139-40
31. Miss Alice Bacon

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government when he expects to publish the result of the inquiry, held in September, 1954, of the compulsory purchase of the Louis Street area of Leeds, the Compulsory Purchase Order for which was made in April, 1954.

Mr. Deedes

As soon as possible.

Miss Bacon

Does not the Minister think there has been sufficient delay in dealing with this matter? It was delayed for some considerable time because the local Conservatives had a temporary majority on the City Council. Now it is delayed by a Conservative Government. When does the Minister expect to be able to give us a decision?

Mr. Deedes

As the hon. Lady knows, this is a very big scheme. I have already studied it. It involves criteria for approval of the local authority's conversion scheme. My right hon. Friend is now studying it, and will give his decision as soon as he possibly can.