HC Deb 19 July 1978 vol 954 c228W
Mr. Body

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will introduce legislation to seek to require water authorities to pay compensation for land that is compulsorily acquired on the same basis as other public utilities.

Mr. Denis Howell

I am not aware of any differences of principle between the procedures followed by water authorities and other public utilities in acquiring land. I will write to the hon. Member about a particular problem he has raised with me.