§ MR. JESSE COLLINGS (Birmingham, Bordesley)
I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether, where money is borrowed by county councils for the erection of buildings on hired land under the Small Holdings Act, 1907, the interest on such loans and a sinking fund for the repayment thereof are to be included in the rent to be paid by the small holders; and, if so, to whom will the buildings belong at the expiration of the lease: to the county councils, the landowners, or to the small holders, who will have paid for them.
§ SIR EDWARD STRACHEY
The rents will be fixed at sums sufficient to cover the interest and sinking fund. Buildings erected on leasehold land belong at the expiration of the lease to the landlord in the absence of any right to remove them.