HC Deb 05 August 1924 vol 176 cc2723-4

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the negotiations between the Army Council and the City Corporation for the purchase of the Deptford cattle market area have been concluded; and, if so, will he state the purchase price and the use to which the property is to be put by the Army Council?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Walsh)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The purchase price cannot be agreed, and will therefore be referred to arbitration. As regards the last part of the question, the premises are to be acquired for the receipt, storage and issue in peace and war of supplies of food and forage, and of medical and other consumable stores.