HC Deb 18 July 1913 vol 55 c1591W

asked the right hon. Member for the Stroud Division, as representing the Charity Commissioners, whether he can state the area and value of agricultural land sold by the Charity Commissioners during the past ten years; and if he can give the same information with regard to the year 1911?


In the Returns made by the Charity Commissioners the sales of land under the authority of orders of their Board are classified accordingly as they relate to land situated in rural districts or in urban districts. It is not possible therefore to state accurately the particulars of sales of agricultural land. The following are the particulars of sale of land situate in rural districts during the periods in question:—

Area in Acres. Value.
Ten years ending 31st December, 1912 6,628 £451,994
Year ending 31st December, 1911 604 £35,656

Similar information regarding the sales authorised during each of the last ten years is contained in the Report of the Charity Commissioners for the year 1912 presented to the Houses of Parliament.