§ Sir David Renton (Huntingdonshire)
I beg to present a petition from George Leigh Sturgess, acting on behalf of the Anglian Water Authority. As I shall seek to move a motion arising from the petition, I ask for it to be read.
§ The Clerk of the House read the petition, which was as follows:
§ To The Honourable The Commons of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament Assembled.
§ The Humble Petition of George Leigh Sturgess of Diploma House, Huntingdon, in the County of Cambridge, Solicitor, on behalf of the Anglian Water Authority of that address the Defendants in an action in the Chancery Division Group High Court of Justice 1974 C. No 9445 at the suit of Sir John Ernest Michael Conant, Baronet, which said action may be heard in the Michaelmas Sittings this year
§ Sheweth as follows:—
§ First—That the Plaintiff claims the sum of £7,707.83 by way of interest on the purchase money paid to him in respect of the purchase by the Defendants of freehold properties in the Parish of Hambleton in the County of Leicester for the construction of Empingham Reservoir in the exercise of compulsory purchase powers conferred on the Defendants, as successors to the Welland and Nene River Authority, by the Welland and Nene (Empingham Reservoir) and Mid-Northamptonshire Water Act 1970.
§ Second—That during the course of the consideration of the Welland and Nene (Empingham Reservoir) and Mid-Northamptonshire Water Bill by a Select Committee of 375 Your Honourable House reference was made to the way in which the Promoters, the Welland and Nene River Authority, would seek to mitigate the hardship which might be suffered by those whose land the Promoters were seeking to acquire by the exercise of the compulsory powers contained in the said Bill.
§ Third—That reference is desired to be made during the course of the action to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee of Your Honourable House which considered the Welland and Nene (Empingham Reservoir) and Mid-Northamptonshire Water Bill on
- Tuesday 29th April 1969
- Wednesday 30th April 1969
- Thursday 1st May 1969
- Tuesday 6th May 1969
- Wednesday 7th May 1969
- Thursday 8th May 1969
- Tuesday 13th May 1969
- Wednesday 14th May 1969
- Thursday 15th May 1969
§ Wherefore your Petitioner prays that your Honourable House will be graciously pleased to give leave for the said references to be made, and to the Proper Officers of the House to attend the trial of the said action and to produce the said Minutes of Evidence and formally to prove the same before the Court according to their competence.
§ And your Petitioner, as in duty bound, will ever pray, etc.
§ That leave be given to the proper Officers of this House to attend the trial of the said action and to produce the said Minutes of Evidence; and that leave be given for reference to be made to the said Minutes.—[Sir David Renton.]