HC Deb 18 February 1953 vol 511 c141W
Mr. Legh

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will give an assurance that owners who sell land by agreement to public authorities at existing use value will not be treated less favourably in the matter of compensation than those whose land is compulsorily acquired.

Mr. H. Macmillan

Yes. No distinction will be made between those who sold by agreement and those whose land was bought under compulsory powers. The Government propose to pay to all owners who have sold land to a public authority at existing use value the full amount of any claim admitted for payment from the £300 million fund. Where the claim covers a larger area than was acquired the appropriate part of the claim will be paid. This applies to all sales effected before the coming into operation of the legislation which the Government plan to introduce next Session.

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