HC Deb 14 February 1899 vol 66 cc862-3
SIR WALTER FOSTER () Derby, Ilkeston

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the award of the Arbitrator appointed by the Local Government Board to assess the compensation to be paid by the Parish Council of Tydd St. Mary, Lincolnshire, on taking 14 acres of land for allotments under the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1894, and of the Allotments Act, 1887; whether the award to the tenant amounts to £148, or more than £10 an acre for his five years' lease, while the total amounts which the Parish Council can raise by a rate in any one year amounts to only £54; and whether, under these circumstances, he can assist the Parish Council by allowing the payment of the award to be spread over a number of years, as suggested by the Arbitrator?


I have received the award of the Arbitrator in the case referred to. The unexpired period of the tenant's lease appears to be seven years, and £148 was awarded to him as compensation for his interest in that term. The Local Government Board have no information to show that the amount which the Parish Council can raise by a rate in any one year amounts to only £54. The Board have received an application from the Parish Council for sanction to enable them to borrow the amount to be paid as compensation to the tenant, and the Board are awaiting further particulars, for which they asked on the 31st ultimo.