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House, Liverpool (Compulsory Purchase Order)

Volume 650: debated on Thursday 30 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will give sanction to the Liverpool Corporation to acquire by compulsory purchase, the house, 71, Mulgrave Street, Liverpool, in the constituency of the hon. Member for Liverpool, Exchange, where notice to quit has been obtained on tenants 52 and 72 years of age with 21 years' residence and clear rent book, and on one 86 years of age, one 72 years of age and three over 70 years of age, in order to sell the property, with vacant possession details of which have been sent to him.

It is for the Liverpool Corporation to decide whether to make a compulsory purchase order and I have no power to act unless and until it does so. If, as is suggested, the owner wishes to sell, the Corporation may be able to buy by agreement.