§ 8. Mr. WEDGWOOD
asked the Undersecretary of State for India whether the suggested change in the exact site of the Capital at Delhi will upset the arrangements made for acquiring the land at pre-Durbar prices, or whether the site now proposed is entirely embraced in the 100 square miles affected by the original proposals?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
According to the information before the Secretary of State the area now being considered for the purpose of the site of the new capital forms part of the lands which were notified immediately after the announcement at the Coronation Durbar for acquisition under the Land Acquisition Act. In his Budget speech, on 25th March, the Viceroy said that the cost of acquiring a space of 30 square miles embracing this site would not be more than £200,000 or £233,000.