§ Colonel Wedgwood
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that, in October last, the Burnley Town Council referred back a recommendation of the general purposes committee to purchase 48½ acres of land to the north-west of the corporation's smallholdings and at the rear of Brunshaw Road at a price of £210 per acre; and whether the land has since been acquired, at what price, and what was its previous rateable value?
§ Mr. Elliot
According to my information the committee's recommendation was not referred back to them by the council. The council have now entered into a contract to buy the land at the price quoted which has been approved by the district valuer. The land has been de-rated as agricultural land, except for a small part of it which is occupied by some wooden huts and a garage and of which the rateable value is £20 16s.