§ Mr. Morgan
asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will take immediate steps to ensure that adequate compensation is paid, with a minimum of delay and negotiation, to all owners and occupiers of houses and land affected by the construction of the North Wales expressway.
§ Mr. Michael Roberts
Compensation is assessed by the district valuer in accordance with the prevailing statutory compensation code and represents full open market value disregarding the existence of the proposed road scheme. Any vendor dissatisfied with the level of compensation offered may refer the matter to the Lands Tribunal to determine. Speed of payment depends on how quickly terms are agreed between the district valuer and the vendor's agents.