HC Deb 31 March 1898 vol 55 cc1501-2

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he will give the names of the proprietors with whom the War Office negotiated for sites for Clyde defence works; the area of ground required; and the rate per acre asked by proprietors?


As negotiations for the acquisition of sites are still pending it is not desirable to publish the particulars asked for in the Question, but, generally speaking, some 40 acres were required, and over £1,000 per acre was asked in spite of the fact that a good deal that was merely bare rock was included.