HC Deb 10 May 1938 vol 335 cc1415-6
50. Mr. T. Smith

asked the Minister of Health whether he has given the Kettering Urban District Council his consent to borrow money for buying the site of the Kettering brickworks adjoining London Road and of land near to Valley Walk for the purpose of refuse disposal; and what is the price, the previous rateable value and the area of each of these pieces of land, and who the vendors are?

Mr. Bernays

Yes, Sir. The price of the Kettering brickworks site was £3,000, and that of the land near Valley Walk £2,500. The rateable values were £109 and nil, and the areas 18.995 and 31.358 acres, respectively. The vendors of the Kettering brickworks site were J. F. F. Rowland, R. F. Rowland and J. A. Archer, and those of the Valley Walk site the Boughton Estates, Limited.

Mr. Smith

Were these prices agreed between the parties concerned, or were they the subject of arbitration?

Mr. Bernays

The purchase price, I understand, was agreed between the different valuers.