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Hostel Site, Pontypool (Purchase Price)

Volume 393: debated on Wednesday 3 November 1943

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asked the Minister of Supply with a reference to land compulsorily acquired from the trustees of the Pontypool Park Estate for a hostel, whether he is aware that the owners wanted £2,861 for it, whereas the district valuer assessed the site as agricultural land at a valuation of £1,175; what is the area of this site; what was its rateable value previous to purchase by the Ministry; whether the arbitrator has given his award; and, if so, what was the amount?

The area of the site referred to is approximately 28 acres. The official arbitrator has given his award in the sum of £1,441.