HC Deb 07 May 1968 vol 764 cc46-7W
Mr Hamling

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will now take powers adequately to compensate house-owners whose properties are compulsorily acquired for the provision of new motorways.

Mr. MacDermot

Where property is compulsorily acquired for new motorways, compensation is assessed on the same basis as for other acquisitions. The White Paper "Old Houses into New Homes" announced the Government's intention to bring payments for owner-occupiers of unfit houses up to full market value.