§ 52. Mr. Stokes
asked the Minister of Supply with a reference to land compulsorily acquired from the trustees of the Pontypool Park Estate for a hostel, whether he is aware that the owners wanted £2,861 for it, whereas the district valuer assessed the site as agricultural land at a valuation of £1,175; what is the 662 area of this site; what was its rateable value previous to purchase by the Ministry; whether the arbitrator has given his award; and, if so, what was the amount?
§ The Minister of Supply (Sir Andrew Duncan)
The area of the site referred to is approximately 28 acres. The official arbitrator has given his award in the sum of £1,441.