§ MR. F. B. MILDMAY (Devon, Totnes)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, whether a parish council, in settling the rent to be charged for allotments, after leasing land for the same, is expected to charge the whole of the initial expenses (such as lawyers' fees, and expenses of preparing the land, and approaches thereto) upon the first year's rent, or whether the repayment of such expenses should be, or may be, distributed over the term of years?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. SHAW LEFEVRE,) Bradford, Central
It does not appear to be necessary that the rents charged by a parish council for allotments should be such that the first year's rent would cover the expenses connected with hiring and preparing the land. These expenses might be defrayed out of the rates, which should then be recouped by the rents, or they might be met by means of a loan, if the amount was such as to render this desirable.