HC Deb 07 May 1968 vol 764 c41W
4. Mr. Rossi

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will consider introducing legislation during the current session to alter the law governing the compensation payable for unfit property.

Mr. Greenwood

The Government's White Paper "Old Houses into New Homes", published on 23rd April, contains proposals on compensation for unfit property—particularly in paragraphs 44 to 51. Broadly, these will result in owner-occupiers of unfit property receiving compensation on a market value basis, and in higher payments for well-maintained tenanted property. Legislation on these lines is proposed as soon as Parliamentary time permits.

48. Mr. Oakes

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government when he will introduce legislation to implement the proposals contained in the White Paper, Old Houses into New Homes.

59. Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if, in view of its propsals for increased compensation for owner-occupiers of condemned properties, he will introduce legislation at an early date based on the Government's White Paper, New Homes for Old.

Mr. Greenwood

Now that the proposals have been announced, I think it desirable that there should be reasonable opportunity for consultation and discussion. This in itself will preclude legislation this Session, but I hope afterwards to introduce legislation as soon as the Parliamentary timetable permits.

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