HC Deb 03 April 1957 vol 568 cc385-6
27. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when he will complete negotiations for the acquisition of Springfield House, Talke Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, for the purpose of widening the Winchester-Preston trunk road A34.

Mr. Nugent

Negotiations to buy Springfield House have already been completed. We know the urgency of this case, and the conveyance will proceed as quickly as possible.

Mr. Swingler

Does that mean that my constituent has been informed of the compensation that he will get? That is the important point. Has he already been informed?

Mr. Nugent

I doubt if he has, but I have today sent a letter to the hon. Member, which will give him the assurance which, I think, his constituent needs, that we do definitely intend to proceed with the transaction, which will, I think, enable him to proceed to buy the alternative property.