§ Sir I. Horobin
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many claims have been received under Part II and Part V of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1954, respectively; at what rate they are now being received; and how many have been settled to date.
§ Mr. H. Brooke
By the middle of June, 1957, virtually all the claims likely to be made under Part V—i.e. in respect of planning decisions given before 1st January, 1955—had been received; they totalled 7,125, and 6,892 had been settled. Part V claims, being in respect of old decisions, were given priority over claims under Part II—i.e. those in respect of planning decisions given on or after 1st January, 1955. Of the latter, 9,866 claims had been received by the middle of June and 6,901 had been settled. Part II claims continue to come in at an average of nearly 100 cases per week, but I am glad to say that the arrears are nevertheless being steadily overtaken.