HC Deb 23 March 1965 vol 709 cc49-50W
Mr. Roots

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether Her Majesty's Government intends to put into practice those recommendations of the Report of the Council on Tribunals on the Award of Costs at Statutory Inquiries, Command Paper No. 2471, which do not require legislation to give them effect, and to implement the recommendation contained in paragraph 21 of that Report, which suggests that the Council's recommendation as to payment of costs should be applied to inquiries which are outside the immediate scope of the Report; and when this action will be taken.

Mr. Crossman

The Council's report included a number of detailed recommendations but the main one is that costs should normally be awarded to successful objectors in compulsory purchase and analogous cases. This the Government accept. The administrative arrangements for implementing this and certain other recommendations will be set out in a circular from my Department on which I shall consult local authority associations soon.