HC Deb 17 July 1952 vol 503 cc2310-1
19. Mr. Chetwynd

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the accumulated balance of the National Land Fund; what properties have been accepted by the National Land Fund; what is the acreage of land in each case; to which bodies they have been transferred; and what changes he proposes to make in the scope of the Fund.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The present balance of the National Land Fund, including investments at their value at 31st March, 1952, is £51,812,000.

The number of properties accepted is 27, and I will circulate details in the OFFICIAL REPORT. I have no statement to make about possible changes in the scope of the Fund.

Mr. Chetwynd

Has the hon. Gentleman or his right hon. Gentleman considered using this considerable sum to assist the National Parks Commission in furthering its work by the acquisition of land and buildings?

List of properties so far accepted in satisfaction of death duties under the National Land Fund Arrangements {Finance Act, 1946, Part VI)
Property Acreage Transferee
1. Glanllyn and Traswfyndd Estates (including Lake Bala) and Aberhirnant Estate (part) Merioneth. 39,130 Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
2. Hartsop Hall Farm, also *Brotherswater, Patterdale, Westmorland. 1,805 National Trust
3. Modern seaside residence "Tregonnan," Tregarnon Bay, St. Merryn, Cornwall. 3 Youth Hostels Association
4. Cotehele Estate (including mediaeval mansion) in Parishes of St. Dominick and Calstock, Cornwall. 1,277 National Trust
5. Town End House and Town End Farm, Troutbeck, Westmorland. 776 National Trust
6. Southdown Farm, Owermoigne, Dorset 273 National Trust
7. Rainham Hall, Rainham, Essex 2 National Trust
8. Eaves Wood and Waterslack Wood, Silverdale, Lancashire. 97 National Trust
9. Claremont Estate (part), Esher, Surrey 49 National Trust
10. Abinger Hall Estate, Abinger, Surrey 269 National Trust
11. Osterley Park (part), Isleworth, Middlesex (part only) National Trust
12. Four houses, Nos. 14 and 19 North Brink, and Nos. 10 and 12 Chapel Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire and nearby land. 17 National Trust
13. Country residence, "Whissendine Cottage," Oakham. Rutland. 6 Youth Hostels Association
14. Rowardennan Estate, including Ben Lomond, a 13 mile stretch of Loch Lomond side, Rowardennan Lodge, Blairvochie House, a farmhouse and 13 cottages. 12,370 Secretary of State for Scotland by whom Rowardennan Lodge and grounds subsequently transferred to Scottish Youth Hostels Association.
15. Seaside residence, "Frampton," Dirleton Avenue, North Berwick, East Lothian. 0.75 Scottish Youth Hostels Association.
16. Two ruined cottages on Roman Wall, Brampton, Cumberland. Minister of Works (Ancient Monuments Directorate).
17. Country residence, "Higham," Bassenthwaite, Cumberland. 5 Youth Hostels Association
18. Part of Dorset Estate of 7th Viscount Portman 3,777 Commissioners of Crown Lands.
19. Woolacombe Barton Farm, Woolacombe, Devon 545 National Trust
20. Town Farm, Morthoe, Devon 113 National Trust
21. Land "The Warren," Morthoe, Devon 101 National Trust
22. Land "The Kelseys," Cubert, Cornwall 305 National Trust
23. Penrhyn Castle, near Bangor, Caernarvonshire and grounds. 47 National Trust
24. Part of Lord Penrhyn's Estate in Caernarvonshire and Denbighshire. 40,571 National Trust
25. Land at the foot of Box Hill, Surrey, and two nearby cottages. 88 National Trust
26. Country residence, "Frog Firle," Alfriston, Sussex 1 Youth Hostels Association
27. Derwent Estate, Yorkshire 6,489 National Trust