§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will state in each case how much compensation was paid in relation to the six planning revocation orders, under sections 45 and 46 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 which have been approved by him since 1979; and if he will classify the compensation as to whether it was paid by the local planning authority or by his Department in each instance.
§ Mr. Mark Robinson
The payment of compensation under section 164 of the 1971 Act is the responsibility of the local planning authority, with reference to the Lands Tribunal in cases of dispute. Local planning authorities are required, under section 166(5) of the Act to notify the Secretary of State only where the compensation payment includes compensation for depreciation exceeding £20. In only one of the cases referred to has such notification been given when the compensation amounted to E3,100.