MR. DUNDAS WHITE (Dumbartonshire)
To ask the Secretary for Scotland if he will say what was the area of the ground recently purchased by the Cathcart School Board at Holmlea Road, Cathcart Bridge, as a site for a public school; what was the date of the purchase, what was the price paid for it, and what was taken at the time of the purchase as its annual value for rating, or, if it formed part of a larger subject, by how much the annual value for rating of that larger subject has been reduced by reason of the severance of the purchased portion.
(Answered by Mr. Sinclair.) I am informed that the area of the site in question is 6,886 square yards, and that the purchase was completed in April, 1908, the net price paid being £3,270 17s. The site formed part of a larger subject which was let at a rent of £2 9s. 10d. an acre, and I understand the rent has been reduced pro rata in consequence of the sale.