HC Deb 25 May 1965 vol 713 cc47-8W
53. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government why a decision has not yet been announced on the request of the former county borough of West Ham to compulsorily purchase property in Stratford E.15, details of which have been supplied to him, in view of the fact that the inquiry was held in January.

Mr. Crossman

I have issued my decision on this order today. It raised issues which have recently come before the High Court in connection with another compulsory purchase order and I thought it right to await the Court's judgment in that case. In the light of that judgment I have decided that I cannot confirm the West Ham Order. I am writing to my hon. Friend about the case.

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