§ DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the seven plots of land fronting Kensington Palace, advertised to be let for building purposes, are included in the Schedule to the Act 5 Victoria, cap. 1, dealing with the twenty-eight acres of ground used for kitchen garden and other purposes at Kensington Palace; and can he say how many applicants have there been for the several plots, and for what term of years and at what rent have leases been granted.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HAYES FISHER,) Fulham
Yes, Sir; the seven plots referred to form part of the twenty-eight acres described in the Schedule to the Act 5 Victoria, cap. 1. Two tenders have been received for the whole of the seven plots, and one for part only, but as no tender has yet been actually accepted it is impossible for me to furnish the information desired as to rent, etc.
§ DR. FARQUHARSON
Is the scheme completed? Is it necessary to cut down the fine row of trees fringing these plots?
§ MR. HAYES FISHER
No, but I cannot promise that any other policy will be adopted. I will make inquiries.