HC Deb 15 February 1977 vol 926 c128W
Mr. Cant

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is yet in a position to make a statement on the recommendation of the Borner Committee Report on Valuers in Local Government in respect of the setting up of a small claims court.

Mr. Freeson

The Borner Committee's recommendation for simplified machinery to settle small claims was pursued in the Community Land Act 1975, which includes a provision—paragraph 3 of Schedule 10—enabling the Lands Tribunal, with the consent of the claimant, to determine disputes without an oral hearing. Rules to implement this provision will shortly be laid before Parliament.