§ Mr. WATT
asked what was the valuation placed on the roll this year by the Greenock assessor on the slipyard already on the foreshore at Battery Point, Cardwell Bay, Firth of Clyde; what was the number of square yards of ground in that yard; and how many square yards were in the land reclaimed from the sea there in the last five years?
§ The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. Ure)
The annual value of the land in question, as entered in the Valuation Roll, is in addition to which the assessor has entered in the Roll £30 as the annual value of the structures. The Valuation Roll does not specify the area of the several subjects, and I have no information as regards either the area of the property in question or the area reclaimed from the ea there during the last five years.
§ Mr. GEORGE YOUNGER
Is it not in this, as in most cases, a mere matter of opinion on the part of the valuers?