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Clearance Areas (Compulsory Purchase)

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 1 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he will be introducing measures to amend the regulations on the compulsory purchase of houses in clearance areas; and if he will make a statement.

Proposals to make market value compensation available to all owners of unfit houses, purchased compulsorily, were announced in the Green Paper "Home Improvement — A New Approach". Primary legislation will be necessary and must await a suitable opportunity in the parliamentary timetable.