HC Deb 18 February 1946 vol 419 c180W
Mr. P. Freeman

asked the Minister of Health whether the Newport (Monmouth) Town Council has yet applied for compulsory powers to purchase 174 acres of land at Liswerry, which had been offered to them at£26,900; and whether this land was agricultural land and therefore derated or what was its rateable value.

Mr. Bevan

The reply to the first part of the Question is "No, Sir." As regards the last part, I am informed that the land is agricultural and therefore derated.

Mr. Stamford

asked the Minister of Health whether the Leeds City Council has now confirmed a recommendation of its Improvements Committee for the purchase of an area of land on the Golden Acre estate for a sum of£18,500; what area of land is involved; what is its rateable value; and to what use it is intended to be put.

Mr. Bevan

I am informed that the Corporation has resolved to purchase the Golden Acre Park Estate for the sum indicated; that the area of the land is 146.3 acres and that its rateable value is negligible. It is proposed to use the land for education and recreation ground purposes.

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