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Property-Sale, Greenock (Payment)

Volume 360: debated on Thursday 9 May 1940

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why sanction has not yet been given for the payment of the sum due to Mrs. Helen McDonald, Greenock, in respect of the compulsory sale by her to the corporation of Greenock of her property at 6, Sir Michael Street, Greenock, for which arrangements were completed in May, 1939; and whether, as Mrs. McDonald is suffering hardship through the non-payment of the sum due to her, amounting to £345, and is being called on to pay interest on a bond on the property, he will sanction forthwith the payment of the sum due to Mrs. McDonald?

The item in question was included in a comprehensive application for borrowing sanction submitted by the local authority covering capital expenditure amounting to approximately £300,000. While that application is still under consideration I have arranged for special consent to be given in respect of the item referred to.