§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what representations he has received from local authorities regarding compensation and planning blight; and what action he now proposes to take in this matter;
(2) if he will now take steps to improve compensation arrangements for householders who suffer damage and excessive dust conditions due to the construction of motorways; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Graham Page
I have received representations from local authorities through their various associations. As I earlier today told my hon. Friends the Members for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Kinsey) and Blackpool, South (Mr. Blaker), we are carrying out a comprehensive review of the compensation code. My right hon. Friend will make a statement as soon as we have completed our review.