HC Deb 27 February 1939 vol 344 c914W
Mr. Silverman

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether the Board has given its approval to the acquisition by the Torquay Borough Council under compulsory powers, of 700 square yards, with house and garden, for school purposes in Garden Road, Ellacombe; whether this site has been acquired and, if so, what was the price paid; for what purpose the land had been used; and what was its rateable value previous to acquisition?

Mr. Lindsay

The Board confirmed in July, 1937, a compulsory purchase order for the acquisition of this land, which was acquired by the Council in April, 1938, for the sum of £425. The property appears to have been previously used as a private dwelling-house and garden, and its rateable value was £16 gross and £10 net.