§ 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.