HC Deb 27 October 1919 vol 120 cc287-8W

asked the Joint Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he can state the value of tile ground rent for the city of Belfast, the last record of the valuation of the property in that city, and who are recorded as owners of the land and property; whether there is any objection to supplying this information; and, if so, will he state the reason?


Information as to the value of ground rents for the City of Belfast is not available. If by "the last record" the hon. Member means the valuation made under the provisions of the Finance (1909–10) Act. 1910, the valuations so far settled would not justify the expenditure of time and labour necessary to arrive at a provisional total. Publication of the particulars as regards ownership of land which are supplied under the Act would involve departure from the rule under which tins information is regarded as confidential.