§ MR. CUBITT
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether the sale of the Government Dockyard to Mr. Austen has been completed; and, if so, whether he is aware if Mr. Austen still remains the owner of it; and, whether Her Majesty's Government have sanctioned the scheme of establishing a foreign cattle market on the site of the dockyard?
§ MR. BAXTER
Sir, Mr. Austen's interest in that portion of Deptford Dockyard sold to him has been transferred to the Corporation of the City of London, in whose favour the title-deed 755 is being prepared. The Admiralty has nothing to do with the proposal to establish a cattle market on the site; but I believe that such a scheme has been sanctioned by the proper authority.