§ Mr. Swingler
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how long it normally takes to settle claims for compensation under Part II of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1954, in respect of planning restriction; and if he will review the procedure with the object of speeding-up settlement of such claims.
§ Mr. Bevins
Normal conditions have not yet been reached, because of the backlog of earlier cases payable under Part V of the Act. These latter are now largely cleared, and settlement of the Part II cases is in consequence speeding up. I have written to the hon. Member about the case to which he drew my attention.