HC Deb 02 December 1963 vol 685 c135W
85. Mr. Dance

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will seek powers to give tenant farmers a right of appeal to an independent tribunal or arbitrator for extra-statutory compensation, based upon such factors as the period of reasonable expectation of occupancy and the likely cost of finding and occupying another farm of the same productive value, where their land is compulsorily acquired.

Mr. Corfield

No. Section 22 of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1963, empowers authorities possessing compulsory powers of acquisition to make discretionary allowances in respect of loss through disturbance, and in estimating such loss they are required to have regard to a tenant's expectation of occupancy and the availability of other land suitable for his farming operations.

In view of this recent amendment of the law, my right hon. Friend does not consider that any further amendment is necessary.

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