§ MR. BOLAND (Kerry, S.)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the annual rental value of the realty held by the War Office in Malta for barracks, officers' quarters (including the auberges), and Governor's palaces, for which no rent or other payment is made to the Malta Government; and what is the acreage of land, including bastions and fortifications now disused as such.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) As the Colonial Government have not valued or considered the rent of buildings held by the military authorities without payment no reply can be given to the first part of the Question. As regards the acreage, the area of the old fortifications may roughly be estimated at about 560 acres, but no further detailed information is readily available.