HC Deb 15 November 1906 vol 165 c79
MR. WEDGWOOD (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that £100,172 of the cost of the London defences now abandoned was raised by loan, he will take steps to pay off and cancel the outstanding portion of this debt as no longer as representing a national asset.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.): The debt is being paid off by means of annuities charged upon Army Votes as provided in the Acts under which the money was borrowed.