HC Deb 03 February 1891 vol 349 cc1619-20
MR. SEALE HAYNE (Devon, Ashburton)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, in reference to the last account of the Governors of Queen Acne's Bounty presented to Parliament, what is the nature of the ground rents on which capital sum of £285,916 5s. 6d. has been invested; whether they are terminable improved ground rents, or ground rents including the reversions, and where these properties are situated; and whether, in future annual accounts to be presented to Parliament, the same detailed information as to the nature and situation of these properties will be given by the Governors as is given in respect of their other Stocks, funds, securities and railway investments?


I am able, by the courtesy of the Secretary of Queen Anne's Bounty, to give the information. The ground rents referred to are freehold ground rents, including the reversion. They are chiefly in London; others are being purchased. If the hon. Member will write as to any improvement that he thinks can be effected in the annual Return, the suggestion will receive careful consideration.