HC Deb 22 July 1938 vol 338 c2592W
Mr. Dalton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the Glasgow Corporation is acquiring the mansion house and policies of Castlemilk, extending to 335.121 acres, at a price of £29,650, and the remainder of the estate, extending to 1,143.201 acres, at a price of £124,350; what is the present rateable value, respectively, of these parts of Castlemilk; whether the price includes minerals and, if so, what value has been placed on the minerals; whether the land is being purchased subject to feu duty or other burdens and, if so, what is the amount of such annual charges; and, further, for what purpose the estate is being acquired?

Mr. Colville

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I am informed that the present rateable values of the areas referred to are £512 and £202 respectively. The prices include the cost of minerals which, however, have not been separately valued. There will be an allocation of feu duty, stipend and land tax not exceeding £16 10s. 6d. per annum for the first area referred to, and not exceeding £56 6s. 2d. for the second. The estate is being acquired under the Housing (Scotland) Acts.