HC Deb 23 November 1970 vol 807 cc19-20W
Mr. Adam Butler

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will introduce legislation, either in the forthcoming Coal Industry Bill or during the course of this Parliament, to improve the basis of compensation for the victims of mining subsidence, particularly in respect of consequential loss.

Sir J. Eden

Improved compensation would have repercussions in other fields where development gives rise to cones- quential losses and there is, therefore, no prospect of early legislation.