HC Deb 03 November 1943 vol 393 cc661-2
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 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.