HC Deb 13 March 1925 vol 181 cc1733-4W

asked the Minister of Health the amount and cost of land acquired in Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, and London, re- spectively, under the Addison Acts and the Chamberlain Acts respectively?


According to returns received in March, 1923, from the local authorities in question, the following are the areas of land acquired up to that date, and the average cost per acre:

Area in Acres. Average price per Acre.
London: £
London County Councils 3,588 194
Corporation of London 260 415
Metropolitan Borough Councils. 774 691
Birmingham 1,110 209
Liverpool 1,133 376
Manchester 567 376

Since March, 1923, Metropolitan Borough Councils have acquired 21 acres at an average cost of £813 per acre; Birmingham Corporation, 1,084 acres at £217 per acre; and Manchester Corporation, 124 acres at £404 per acre.

As regards Glasgow, I would suggest that, the hon. Member should address a similar question to my right hon. Friend the Secretary for Scotland.