HC Deb 17 March 1891 vol 351 c1222
MR HOBHOUSE (Somerset, E.)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether the expenses of a Sanitary Authority incurred in acquiring land for allotments, which are required by Section two (2) of "The Allotments Act, 1887," to be recouped out of the rents, include the annual instalments of the principal of the purchase-money, or only the interest payable on the purchase-money?


The Local Government Board have been advised by the Law Officers that the expenses referred to in Sub-section 2 of Section 2 of the Allotments Act, 1887, include the interest payable upon the purchase-money, but not the annual instalments of principal or payments to a sinking fund in cases where lands has been acquired by means of a loan repayable by instalments.