HC Deb 17 April 1913 vol 51 c2125
84. Mr. LANE-FOX

asked whether there are any further additions to be made to the Estimate of £630,000 for the expenses of the Land Valuation Office to arrive at the complete cost of its working, besides £20,000 for rent of district valuer's offices and £15,000 for printing; and, if so, what is the amount of them, and under what Votes do they come?


The total cost of the services rendered by other Departments in connection with the original valuation for the current year is approximately £50,000, made up as follows:—

Rent of offices (borne on Office of Works Vote) 20,000
Rates (borne on Vote for Rates on Government Property) 4,500
Stationery and printing (borne on Stationery Office Vote) 11,000
Postage (borne on Post Office Vote) 14,500

The sum of £15,000 previously given as the estimated cost of stationery and printing is found upon further investigation to have been excessive.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether on a future occasion it would not be possible to set down the estimate more clearly so that the whole cost will appear in a single estimate instead of being spread over a number of estimates?


If that was done in connection with this Vote, it would have to be done in connection with all other Votes, and I think that would be quite impossible.