75. Mr. DUNDAS WHITE
asked the President of the Local Government Board, with reference to the lands consisting of about 4,847 acres on Salisbury Plain, recently purchased for the purpose of an Artillery range and for which the War Office had to pay £115,163, if he can now 1891 say what was being taken as the annual value for rating of these lands at the date of that purchase?
§ The PRESIDENT Of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Burns)
I have made some inquiries in this matter, and I do not find it possible to say what was the annual value for rating purposes of the lands referred to, which are situated in various parishes and unions. I understand that the lands taken in many cases comprised portions of hereditaments, which portions were not separately rated.