HC Deb 31 October 1955 vol 545 cc72-3W
107. Miss Lee

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he is aware that communities losing social amenities such as a playing field or village common as a consequence of opencast coal-mining receive no compensation; and if he will take steps to ensure that compensation is paid in all cases.

Mr. Joynson-Hicks

Compensation for the requisitioning of playing fields or village commons for opencast coal production is payable to the owners and occupiers, including local authorities, in accordance with the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939, and amending legislation.

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