§ Mr. Stephen Ross
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he 169W will institute a review of the situation in which planning authorities can blight an area, subsequently remove the cause of that blight and yet not be required to compensate the residents involved who can prove financial loss through such action, with a view to providing some form of statutory compensation in such situations.
§ Mr. Freeson
All aspects of planning blight and compensation were reviewed prior to the changes introduced in the and Compensation Act 1973. I am not aware of new evidence that would justify a fresh review at this stage, but if the hon. Member has a particular problem in mind perhaps he will write to me.