HC Deb 07 May 1968 vol 764 cc49-50W
56. Mr. Oakes

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will introduce legislation to provide fair compensation to small shopkeepers on weekly tenancies whose premises are compulsorily acquired.

Mr. MacDermot

Tenants receive the full market value of their interest plus disturbance payments when their premises are compulsorily acquired. But, by subsidy in each of the last three years; and what figure is budgeted for this purpose during the current year.

Mr. J. H. Osborn

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what has been the subsidy towards the manufacture of ordnance survey sheets, the total number of sheets sold and the average subsidy per sheet and percentage subsidy compared with the total cost of production, in each of the last three years.

Mr. MacDermot

As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate a table in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the table:

as I have said before, we have received and are studying representations about compensation. These include the position of the small shopkeeper.