HC Deb 10 March 1887 vol 311 cc1726-7
MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Whether a large acreage of land, belonging to the Duchy in the North Riding of Yorkshire, is let on lease to a gentleman residing near Pickering, who sublets a number of farms thereon to various tenants at a much higher rental than that paid by him; and, if so, whether he can state the acreage so held and when the lease relating to it expires?


There is a Duchy estate in the North Riding of Yorkshire of about 6,000 acres in lease to a gentleman residing near Pickering for a term which will expire at Lady-Day next. More than two-thirds of the property is moorland. The farms are, I believe, sublet by the lessee at a higher rental than that which he pays; but, as a large fine was paid on the lease 31 years ago, I am unable to say whether this rental is much higher, as stated in the Question.