§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what sum of money is held in lieu of unknown ownership of land at Peacehaven Estate. Sussex, following compulsory purchase under Section 85 of the Agriculture Act 1947; how many separate plots of land are involved; and what would be the amount of money held if the purchasing power were maintained at the value prevailing at the time of compulsory purchase.
§ Mr. Strang
Of the £8,425 paid into court in 1960 in respect of 2,805 plots at Peacehaven Estate, Sussex, £7,834 representing the balance of 2,608 unclaimed plots remains. At the 1960 purchasing power of the pound sterling, the equivalent sum in October 1975 would be £22,511.