§ 22. Commander Bower
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the price to be paid by the Admiralty to the Portsmouth City Council for the site for a proposed new signal school?
§ The First Lord of the Admiralty (Mr. Duff Cooper)
The site proposed for the new signal school at Portsmouth has been valued at £72,000, but the price has not yet been finally agreed.
§ Commander Bower
Can we have some assurance from the First Lord that the Admiralty will not pay something like £2,000 an acre for a site which has previously been used for allotments?
§ Mr. Cooper
The Admiralty will be guided as to the price they pay by the advice of experts as to the real value of the land.