HC Deb 12 October 1943 vol 392 c743W
Mr. MacLaren

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning (I) whether it is still the policy of the Government that land taken for public purposes shall be purchased at a price based upon its value in 1939; (2) whether he will take immediate action to check the speculation in land?

Mr. H. Strauss

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which my right hon. Friend gave to the hon. Member for East Birkenhead (Mr. White) on 21st September, 1943, of which I am sending him a copy. I have nothing at present to add to that answer.