HC Deb 09 July 1968 vol 768 cc44-5W
Mr. Oakes

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government (1) if he will include in legislation arising from the White Paper, Old Houses into New Homes, fair compensation for small shopkeepers who lose the tenancy of their business due to clearance schemes;

(2) if he will seek to amend section 37 of the Landlord and Tenant Act, 1954 to provide further compensation to small shopkeepers whose tenancies are determined.

(3) if he will introduce legislation to make the payment of compensation for goodwill of small businesses by local authorities, which is at present a discretionary power, a compulsory obligation.

Mr. MacDermot

As I told my hon. Friend in reply to a Question on 7th May, representations on these matters are being studied.—[Vol. 764, c.49–50.]