§ Mr. Parker
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that Mr. H. L. Webb purchased for £90 a plot of building land in Wolverton Road, Newport Pagnell, in November, 1934; that early in 1938 his building plans were rejected under the Public Health and Restriction of Ribbon Development Acts; that building is now forbidden unless Mr. Webb agrees to pay half the cost of extending the water supply and sewers which would amount to about £65 and secures the agreement of adjoining owners for a joint plan for development of their property which they refuse; and whether some compensation can be paid to Mr. Webb in view of the impossibility of using this property?
§ Mr. Elliot
My attention has not previously been drawn to this case and it is not clear, on the facts stated, that the matter is one in which I have any power to intervene. I am, however, making inquiries into the position and will communicate the result to the hon. Member in due course.