§ Mr. Douglas
asked the Minister of Supply whether the arbitration case has been decided in connection with the compulsory acquisition of land from the Pontypool Park Estate, the trustees of which had claimed £2,861 as compensation; if so, what was the arbitrator's award; and what was the area and the previous rateable value of the land in 1939.
§ Sir A. Duncan
Yes, Sir. As I stated in reply to the hon. Member for Ipswich (Mr. Stokes) on 3rd November, 1943, the Arbitrator's award was £1,441 and the area of the site was approximately 28 acres. The land, being agricultural, had no rateable value.