Mr. DUNDAS WHITE
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that the Sevenoaks Urban District Council, in connection with a scheme under Part III. of the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890, have applied to the Local Government Board for a loan of £5,500, of which it is proposed to spend £1,500 on the purchase of eight acres of land; and if he can say what is now being taken as the annual value for rating these eight acres?253W
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
I am informed that the eight acres of land referred to form part of a farm of 209 acres. The rateable value for the purposes of the poor rate is stated to be 18s. per acre. The gross estimated rental is £1 per acre.