HC Deb 31 July 1974 vol 878 c294W
Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what instructions he has issued to local authorities about purchasing houses in private housing developments; whether he has asked them to inform companies selling these houses to make it clear to future purchasers that part of the estate is to include council housing; and what compensation he intends to provide for those who can show that the altered character of the estate may have affected the value of their property.

Mr. Freeson

The guidance given to local authorities is contained in Circular 70/74 issued on 19th April last, a copy of which is in the Library. There are no grounds for State compensation in the circumstances described.