HC Deb 01 March 1898 vol 54 cc284-5
MR. G. LAMBERT (Devon, S. Molton)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the negotiations for the purchase of the manœuvring ground on Salisbury Plain has been completed; if so, whether for the information of Members, he will provide or exhibit in the Tea Room a map showing the locality and limits of the ground. And whether he will give a return showing the number of acres purchased, the total price paid, the details of the expenses of the transaction, the names of the former proprietors, with the acreage bought from and sums paid to each of them?


The negotiations are proceeding rapidly, but are not yet completed. When the various purchases have been arranged, a detailed return can be given if moved for.


Will the right hon. Gentleman give me a return on the basis suggested in the Question?


I will consider that, if the hon. Member will confer with me.