HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 c124W
92. Mr. Mackie

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs how far ahead he is prepared to allow borough councils compulsorily to buy land for housing.

Mr. H. Brooke

Many factors affect the timing of the purchase of housing land by local authorities. These vary so widely that it is not possible to give a specific answer to the hon. Member's question. There is a limitation in the Housing Act, 1957, that land acquired compulsorily for housing should be needed within ten years of confirmation of the relevant compulsory purchase order, and subject to this I consider every order submitted to me on its merits.

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