§ MR. CHANNING (Northampton, E.)
asked the right hon. Member for the University of Oxford, as an Ecclesiastical Commissioner, Whether the item "Rental of houses and premises in London and the suburbs, £200,392 13s. 10d.," includes the London ground rents; or, if not, whether the item "By ground rents reserved in building leases, £129,951 8s. 4d.," includes ground rents both in London and elsewhere; what is the total amount of such London ground rents; and, what is the total rental of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners from every source within the Metropolitan area?
§ SIR JOHN R. MOWBRAY (Oxford University)
The item "Houses and premises £200,392" does not include the London ground-rents. The item "Ground rents reserved in building leases, £129,951" does include ground rents in London and elsewhere. The total amount of ground rents in the Metropolitan area is between £81,000 and £82,000. To define accurately the total rental of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners from every source within the Metropolitan area would involve a considerable expenditure of time and trouble.