§ 76. Mr. WEDGWOOD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he has recently acquired land at Cromarty for fortification purposes; if so, will he say how much land has been acquired; at what price has it been acquired; what was the rateable value of the farm or farms of which this land formed part; and by how much has this rateable value been reduced by reason of the severance and sale?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Ninety-four acres, comprising several detached plots, were taken by the Admiralty, under the Defence Acts, from a property of which the total rateable value, including shootings, is given in the valuation roll as £l,009 10s. The price to be paid has not yet been fixed, but in default of agreement will be settled by arbitration or by a jury. The latter part of the question therefore does not as yet arise.