asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether it is the intention of the Government to ask the House to vote such a sum of money for the Ordnance Survey on the 25-inch to the mile scale as will suffice to complete it without further delay, so as to provide a national Map of Reference for Land Registry?
LORD HENRY LENNOX
, in reply, said, that there was in the Estimates of the year, an excess of £2,790 on the Vote for the Ordnance Surveys. He behoved that both his predecessors—Mr. Ayrton and the right hon. Member for Clackmannan (Mr. Adam)—had in different 817 ways tried to obtain a further advance for this object, but had not succeeded. When the next Estimates were considered he would bear in mind the wish expressed by his hon. Friend the Member for Salisbury, and endeavour to meet it as far as he could.