HC Deb 16 June 1965 vol 714 c71W
46. Mr. Bence

asked the Minister of Transport what increase has taken place in the price of land for road construction over the last 15 years.

Mr. Swingler

The increase which has taken place in the average compensation paid for rural land, including buildings, acquired for road construction as between the periods 1948–53 and 1963–65 is approximately 170 per cent. in the case of urban land and buildings the increase is approximately 570 per cent.

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