HC Deb 26 October 1965 vol 718 cc13-4W
21. Mr. Mapp

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will take steps to extend the provisions for the payment of supplementary compensation to owner-occupiers affected by slum clearance who bought their houses between September 1939 and December 1955.

Mr. Crossman

Yes, The Government propose to introduce a Bill early in the new Session to provide that owner-occupiers in this category, who have had less than 15 years' possession when orders are made on their houses, will continue to qualify for payment after the present provisions end on 12th December. The Bill will also make payment depend on the date a house is included in an order. People who qualify now and whose houses are affected by orders made by 12th December will get the supplement even if their houses have not been purchased or vacated then.