§ 14. Sir ADRIAN BAILLIE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what steps have been taken to advertise the projected sale of Port Edgar, situated near. South Queensferry, and the adjoining property of Butlaw belonging to the Admiralty?
We advertised the properties in the special Industrial Supplement issued by the "Estates Gazette" dated 14th November, 1931, and the West Lothian County Council have included particulars in their brochure of the county. Prior to this, the Port Edgar property was widely advertised when it was exposed to Public Roup in December, 1929.
§ 15. Sir A. BAILLIE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he has received any applications for the purchase of the establishment of Port Edgar, situated near South Queensferry, and the adjoining property of Butlaw; whether any such applications have been refused; and, if so, upon what grounds?
Tentative applications have been received and negotiations have extended over a considerable period but have not yet matured. No application has been refused.
§ Sir A. BAILLIE
Is the First Lord satisfied that the terms and conditions of sale in regard to these properties are not prohibitive and, if he is not so satisfied, in view of the fact that their values are rapidly decreasing, will he be prepared to modify the terms and conditions of sale?