§ Sir CLEMENT KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether the work of extension to the post office at Devonport has now been put in hand; whether he is aware that a portion of the site is being used as a bill-posting station; and what steps, if any, have been taken to secure such of the adjoining property as will be necessary to carry out the improvements authorised?
§ The FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS (Mr. Harcourt)
No, Sir. The legal negotiations for the acquisition of the site are still in hand. As the property to be acquired has not yet been transferred to the Government, my Department has no control over any arrangements which the present owner may have made in respect of bill-posting.