HC Deb 19 June 1958 vol 589 cc102-3W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Paymaster-General whether he will give more detailed consideration to the hardships that now occur in connection with the rates of compensation for wayleave rentals over agricultural land in respect of electricity pylons.

Sir I. Horobin

Compensation in these cases is settled in accordance with scales agreed between the electricity authorities, the National Farmers' Union and the Country Landowners Association subject to the right of any owner or occupier, who considers that the amount offered would involve him in hardship, to have his compensation determined by the Lands Tribunal. The scales of compensation are at present under review by the authorities concerned and my noble Friend has no reason to believe that this machinery is working unsatisfactorily.

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