Mr. Geraint Morgan
asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether, in order to relieve the anxiety of owners of properties in Colwyn Bay, which have been blighted by the Collcon proposals of 1968, he will make an announcement of his policy with regard to purchase at the owner's request of such properties.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
I have no statutory obligation at present to buy properties blighted by the 1968 Collcon proposals. But I am prepared to consider buying on a discretionary basis where an owner /occupier can show that he is suffering severe financial hardship through inability to sell a house which would have to be acquired under those proposals.