HC Deb 09 December 1963 vol 686 cc33-4W
84. Mr. Dance

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he will take steps to improve the compensation arrangements for tenant farmers who lose their land as a result of compulsory acquisition so that compensation for disturbance is based on five years' expected profits or equivalent reinstatement.

Mr. Corfield

No. The existing compensation arrangements are based on the market value of the legal interest acquired and take account of disturbance. Acquiring authorities may now make further discretionary allowances towards loss and disturbance under Section 22 of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1963. My right hon. Friend has no reason to think, therefore, that compensation is inadequate.