HC Deb 11 February 1998 vol 306 c226W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what compensation has been paid in respect of the M11 Link Road construction, to(a) household and (b) commercial properties broken down by local authority area; and if he will make a statement on forecast future expenditure on compensation. [27356]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The information requested is not available in the form requested. The total compensation so far paid by the Highways Agency or its predecessors is £25.65 million principally for the purchase price of land and properties acquired under blight provisions and by discretionary and compulsory purchase. These acquisitions have been in the areas of the present London Boroughs of Redbridge, Waltham Forose, Hackney and Newham. A further £16 million has been allowed for the settlement of claims under the statutory compensation code which are currently under negotiation or which may be made in future. These figures do not include third party claims made against contractors, which they or their insurers settle direct with the claimant.