HC Deb 10 May 1960 vol 623 cc36-7W
70. Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he will issue a circular suggesting to local authorities that business firms evicted under compulsory purchase orders for local development schemes shall be given first choice of alternative accommodation in any suitable local authority property which becomes vacant.

Mr. H. Brooke

Local authorities should give all the help they reasonably can to business firms disturbed in this way, and my information is that they generally do so. I do not think that the issue of a circular on this particular point is called for, but I hope that this answer will make clear to all concerned the Government's view.