§ Mr. J. D. WHITE
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty what is the area of the property at Rosyth purchased by the Admiralty some years ago; when and from whom it was purchased; what was the total price paid; and whether the purchase was effected under compulsory powers.
(Answered by Mr. Lambert.) The property purchased at Rosyth consists of 1,184 acres of land and 286 acres of foreshore. It was acquired in the years 1903–4 in three purchases from (1) Lord Linlithgow; (2) Mr. Newton; and (3) the Minister of Inverkeithing and Mr. Newton. The total price paid was £139,550. The Answer to the last part of the Question is in the negative.