HC Deb 02 January 1913 vol 46 c544W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether the lease of South Villa, expiring the 10th October, 1914, was surrendered and, if so, at what date; whether a new lease was then granted and, if so, for what period; what was the area of grass lands let with the old and new lease, respectively; and for what term are such grass lands held?


The lease of South Villa, which would have expired in 1914, was surrendered in 1884 and a new lease was then granted to expire in 1924. That lease has been surrendered as from 10th October, 1911, and a new lease has been agreed to be granted from that date for a term of 99 years. The 1884 lease comprised an area of 9a. 2r. 1p. Of "grass lands" (which are in fact ornamental pleasure grounds), and the lease to be granted will comprise about eight acres of those lands.