HC Deb 28 July 1971 vol 822 cc96-7W
40. Mr. Lane

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received this year about the inadequacy of compensation for householders affected by urban road and bridge building; and when he hopes to complete his review of the Compensation Code.

Mr. Graham Page

I have had a number of letters on this point including a recent one from my hon. Friend himself which is being studied in our review of the compensation code. I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply my right hon. Friend gave to his hon. Friend the Member for Folkestone and Hythe (Mr. Costain) on 7th July.—[Vol. 820, c. 1333.]

45. Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the progress of his review of compensation, in particular for loss of livelihood, resulting from the acquisition of land for public purposes.

Mr. Graham Page

As my right hon. Friend told his hon. Friends the Members for Buckingham (Mr. Benyon) and Blackpool, South (Mr. Blaker) on 12th May, he will announce details of our proposals when our review has been concluded and hopes to introduce legislation at the earliest possible date.—[Vol. 817, c. 359–61.]