HC Deb 26 May 1950 vol 475 cc301-2W
Sir G. Harvie-Watt

asked the Minister of Health on what grounds Kings Sports Club, Kings Road, Richmond, has been compulsorily acquired; if he is aware that this action will have a serious effect upon the owner's livelihood; and what action he proposed to take to mitigate these circumstances.

Mr. Bevan

The Surrey County Council have been authorised to purchase these premises compulsorily for the purpose of a clinic and welfare centre for the care of expectant and nursing mothers and young children, an ambulance station and a divisional health office. The representations made by the owner, including those as to the financial effect upon him, were carefully considered. He will have a right to claim compensation on the basis laid down by Parliament in the relevant Statutes.