HC Deb 27 July 1979 vol 971 c651W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Edge Hill, how many compulsory purchase orders have been turned down following public inquiries.

Mr. Stanley

The information is not available for orders decided earlier than 1 January 1978. In the period from 1 January 1978 to 31 March 1979, 32 orders made under housing powers by local authorities in England were not confirmed. In addition, many confirmed orders were modified to exclude parts of the land to which they referred, but statistics about this are not available.