HC Deb 24 December 1929 vol 233 c2135W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he can give a list of the local authorities which have taken advantage of the Allotments Act and state in each case the area of land acquired, the total purchase price or the total rental if leased, the previous rateable value of the land acquired, and the annual contribution made from the local rates to make good any losses on allotment schemes?


I have no definite information as to the action taken by local authorities in acquiring land under the Allotments (Scotland) Acts, 1892–1926, and I am not in a position to furnish the particulars of area, purchase price (or rental) and rateable value, asked for in the question. With regard to the last part of the question, so far as I am aware, no local authority, with the exception of the Corporation of Edinburgh, has levied a rate under Section 1 of the Allotments (Scotland) Act, 1926.