HC Deb 22 May 1958 vol 588 cc102-3W
64. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister far Welsh Affairs whether he is aware that the limitations of existing legislation make it impossible for local authorities, who do not feel justified in proceeding to compulsory purchase, to acquire land if the district valuer is unable to negotiate a fair price with the owner; and what steps he has in mind to place local authorities in a position to acquire the land they need without inflicting unjustifiable hardship on property owners.

Mr. H. Brooke

I am aware that the present basis of compensation works hardly in some cases. The Government are considering the whole question, but I cannot say now what the outcome will be.

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