HC Deb 06 July 1954 vol 529 c153W
87. Mrs. L. Jeger

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government in what circumstances, and at what price, he regards land in residential zones of Central London as too expensive for local authority housing when deciding whether to approve compulsory purchase orders and other transactions; and whether he is aware that much of this land remains derelict and undeveloped.

Mr. H. Macmillan

In reply to the first part of the Question, the price which I think it reasonable for a housing authority to pay for land must depend on the circumstances; and I can only decide this on each case.

In reply to the second part, I am of course aware that there is derelict land in Central London in areas which it is proposed should be primarily residential; but I expect to see a great deal of this developed in the next few years in accordance with the proposals in the County of London Development Plan.