§ 84. Mr. Oakes
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is satisfied that the provisions for the compensation of owner-occupiers are sufficiently brought to the attention of those owner-occupiers whose homes are situated in slum clearance areas; and whether he will publish a guide in simple language to explain these provisions.
§ Mr. Mellish
All owners affected by slum clearance receive statutory notices which contain a great deal of information about compensation. My right hon. Friend has no evidence to suggest that anything more is needed.
§ 85. Mr. Oakes
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will introduce legislation to assist owner-occupiers in slum clearance areas to obtain better financial compensation in cases where the house was bought after 13th December 1955 but before the local authority had designated the area in which the house was situated a clearance area.
§ Mr. Crossman
I cannot at present go beyond what was said in the debates on the Housing (Slum Clearance Compensation) Bill last year.