HC Deb 02 June 1931 vol 253 cc11-2
20. Mr. G. HARDIE

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he can state the duration of the feu charter from the Scotstoun estate owners to the Glasgow Corporation at £2,032 per year; whether that sum is payable annually for ever or for a period of years; and are the receivers or receiver of that annual payment exempt from paying local rates on that feu?


I am informed that the annual feu duty referred to, unless redeemed, is payable in perpetuity, and that the superiors are not liable for local rates in respect of the feu duty.


Have the Scottish Office taken any steps to prevent this continued robbery?


I certainly would require notice of that question.