§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to a decision of Mr. Justice Charles, on 15th April, to quash an order made by him to acquire compulsorily 1½acres of land, the property of Mr. George Stafford, of Monsley; if he will take steps to ensure that his Department will exercise more care in future; and what disciplinary action does he propose to take against the persons concerned on this occasion.
§ Mr. Bevan:
My attention has been called to the case. The Order was confirmed in August of last year. At about the same time, though not in connection with this case, instructions were given instituting an amended procedure. No question of disciplinary action arises.