§ Mr. Frank Field
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he intends to take to ensure that council tenants are given the same protection and rights under the Housing Act 1985 and the Land Compensation Act 1973 as private sector tenants; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
The Land Compensation Act 1973, together with other relevant legislation. lays down the basis on which compensation is available to those who are adversely affected by action taken under statutory powers. There is in general no difference in the position of public and private tenants under the compensation code.