HC Deb 04 April 1955 vol 539 cc822-3
57. Mr. Sylvester

asked the Minister of Health the area of arable land taken over by the Stapleton Park Farm Committee and what is the area now; what profits accrued to his Department as a result of the workings of the farm; what was the purchase price; and what is the valuation of the farm today.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I am informed that the area of arable land when the Committee took over in 1948 was 547 acres, and in March, 1954, it was 579; the profits between these two dates totalled £21,524 11 s. 10d. The purchase price of the farm in 1937 was £10,000. No up-to-date valuation is available but one is now being made.

Mr. Sylvester

Has the Minister any idea at all of the present-day valuation?

Mr. Macleod

No, Sir. I will let the hon. Member know as soon as the valuation comes in.