HC Deb 19 June 1974 vol 875 cc195-6W
Mr. Edge

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek powers to enable local authorities to make home loss payments on a discretionary basis to those who lost their homes immediately prior to 17th October, 1972 and hence fall outside the scope of the Land Compensation Act 1973.

Mr. Oakes

No. To do so would simply create fresh anomalies between those who satisfied the new criteria and those who did not. Every scheme of this kind has to have a starting date.