HC Deb 01 August 1923 vol 167 c1463
46. Mr. WISE

asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been called to the Report of the Estimates Committee, and especially the farm attached to Cranwell, which was started to supply the cadets with milk; and if he will see that the farm is sold or let at once so as to save the loss arising out of the farm being paid for by the taxpayer?

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Lieut-Colonel Sir Samuel Hoare)

I have been asked to reply. Endeavours have been made for some time past to let the Cranwell farm, but so far without success. I am as anxious as is my hon. Friend to dispose of any spare land in whatever way will be most to the advantage of the taxpayer.


Can the right Hon. Gentleman give us any idea of the loss incurred, and is it not a fact that the milk supplied to the cadets now is costing the taxpayer over £1 per gallon?


I should like notice of that question.