§ 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.