§ Mr. Peter Walker
As I told my hon. Friend the Member for Lancaster (Mrs. Kellett) on 10th March, good progress is being made on our review but it is too soon to make a statement about our proposals.—[Vol. 813, c. 400.]
§ Mr. Walker
Yes, I recognise this problem. It is a complicated one affecting lighting, airports, motorways and further types of development. Alas, I must ask the House to be patient. We are proceeding as fast as possible.
§ Mr. Selwyn Gummer
Would my right hon. Friend not agree that it is not only questions of compensation where public bodies are concerned but that this also affects private bodies when, for example, half of a semi-detached house is pulled down by the owner and the owner of the other half is unable to claim any compensation under the present law because the London Building Act does not yet apply to the whole nation?