§ Mr. Steen
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation analogous to that contained in the Town and Country Planning (Compensation) Bill to extend to all other types of property; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
The provisions of the Town and Country Planning Bill, which remove compensation rights under section 169 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971, have been limited to extensions to blocks of flats, because these are the cases where there is clear evidence that compensation rights are currently being abused. Any evidence of similar abuse which is produced during the passage of the Bill through Parliament will be carefully considered.