Mr. DUNDAS WHITE
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he has any official information showing that, on 16th June, at Swansea, the Miers estate, which included anthracite coal and other minerals underlying more than 8,000 acres, was sold for £325,000; and what was being taken as the annual value for rating of that estate at the time when it was purchased?
§ Mr. HERBERT LEWIS
I understand that the estate referred to comprises large tracks of common land not separately rated, and that the workings of the collieries underlying the estate which are separately rated extend beyond the limits of the estate. In the circumstances it is not possible to give the information desired.