HC Deb 19 November 1928 vol 222 c1351

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the properties of the Basle Mission Trading Company have yet been restored to that company; and, if not, when it is proposed that such restoration shall take place?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Earl Winterton)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. Discussions with the Basle Mission Trading Company and with the Commonwealth Trust are proceeding.


asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, when it was agreed to re-transfer to the Basle Mission Company the properties held by the Commonwealth Trust, any arrangements were made with regard to dilapidations; what is the amount involved in such dilapidations; and whether liability for this amount will devolve upon the people of the Gold Coast Colony, the Commonwealth Trust, or the British Government?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)

No, Sir. The agreement was that the properties should be restored free of encumbrances. As I understand the situation, the properties are being taken over as they stand and the question of dilapidations has not been raised. The second and third parts of this question therefore do not arise.

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