HC Deb 29 July 1952 vol 504 cc117-8W
Mr. Gough

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will make a statement about the compulsory purchase of property in Crawley.

Mr. H. Macmillan

I do not know what particular point my hon. Friend has in mind. The general practice is to make compulsory purchase orders only where this course is decided to be necessary in order to facilitate the development of the new town. But I want to assure my hon. Friend that I do not wish to see leasehold the only form of land tenure in a new town, and I am taking steps, if Parliament agrees, towards this end.