§ Mr. Beggs
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take steps to publicise in the area of Carrickfergus affected by major road works the entitlement of residents to claim compensation under the Land Acquisition and Compensation Order (N.I.) 1973 in respect of property devaluation on account of noise arising from the roadworks.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
Yes; the claim period under the Land Acquisition and Compensation (N.I.) Order 1973 starts 12 months after completion of the relevant scheme, and in accordance with normal practice an appropriate notice will be published in the local press at about that time.