HC Deb 25 November 1937 vol 329 cc1405-6
53. Mr. McGhee

asked the Minister of Health what price the Birmingham City Council have paid, respectively, for 22.4 acres forming part of the Gilbertstone estate, Yardley, and wanted for playing fields, and for the allotments at the rear of the Bull's Head Hotel, Stechford; what is the area of the latter land acquired for allotments; and what has been the rateable value of the land in each case?

Sir K. Wood

The price paid for the 22.4 acres was £10,000. The area of the allotment land referred to was approximately 2½ acres and the price paid for it £750. Both areas of land were exempt from rating as agricultural land.