HC Deb 07 May 1968 vol 764 c49W
55. Mr. Ronald Bell

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware that developers are threatening private property owners with the use of the Land Commission's powers of compulsory purchase in order to facilitate purchases of land; and whether he will direct the Commission to withdraw their approval of this practice.

Mr. MacDermot

I am aware of reports to this effect. The Land Commission do not approve of this practice.