HC Deb 30 November 1920 vol 135 c1106
55. Mr. CAIRNS

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he is aware that, for a piece of land in Buckingham Palace Road £4,000 a year is paid as ground rent and £395 as old rent, and the leaseholder has to hand over at the end of the lease a building which cost him £50,000, and pays all the rates; whether he is aware that it cost £50,000 to get the lease renewed; and whether, in view of the discontent among the working classes caused by such incidents, he will bring in a Bill to nationalise such lands and use the money realised for pensions for soldiers and sailors, some of whom have to live on the local rates?


No, Sir. I have no information as to the case referred to in this question.