HC Deb 19 January 1970 vol 794 cc11-2
15. Mr. Gower

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he will take to ensure adequate compensation for owners of homes and business properties in Wales, whose premises are affected by development projects, in cases where the effects are of an indirect nature.

Mr. George Thomas

The whole compensation code regarding the acquisition of land and the carrying out of works by public authorities is currently under review. This includes the question of injurious affection to which the hon. Member refers.

Mr. Gower

While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for that fairly encouraging reply, may I ask whether he will treat this matter with a good deal of urgency because many areas in South Wales are subject to this kind of problem?

Mr. Thomas

I am well aware of the anxiety that this problem causes. That is why Her Majesty's Government are giving attention to it.

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