HC Deb 05 February 1976 vol 904 c687W
Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, in the light of the delay in reaching a compensation agreement, in the case of Essential Autos Ltd., at Cow Roast, Tring, Hertfordshire, and Hertfordshire County Council, arising from his decision on 6th November 1971 to confirm a discontinuance order on land and premises owned by the company, he will attach conditions regarding prompt payment to the confirmation of such orders.

Mr. Oakes

No. My right hon. Friend has no power to attach conditions regarding prompt payment of compensation to his confirmation of a discontinuance order made by a local authority.