HC Deb 03 February 1954 vol 523 c50W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is now satisfied that the system of inquiry into the compulsory purchase of land provides enough time for objections to be lodged on be half of the occupier; and if he will give an assurance that where such compulsory purchase takes place, reasons for making these decisions are published.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) Act, 1946, prescribes time limits for the lodging of objections to a proposed compulsory purchase order. So far as I am aware the time limits are adequate. There is no statutory obligation on the confirming Minister to give reasons for his decision to confirm a compulsory purchase order.