HC Deb 24 March 1952 vol 498 cc66-7

Resolution reported, That a sum, not exceeding £14,559,000, be granted to Her Majesty, to defray the expense of scientific services, including a grant in aid to the National Institute of Oceanography, which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1953.

Resolution read a Second time.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution."

5.9 p.m.

Mr. Callaghan

I wish to ask a question about Greenwich Observatory. I have to declare an interest in this as I am now a tenant, as the right hon. Gentleman knows, not of the Observatory but of the Hospital. I saw the Observatory the other day and it seemed to me to be getting rather dilapidated. I wonder whether it is the responsibility of the Admiralty or whether responsibility has been passed over to the Ministry of Works.

Mr. Digby

The responsibility is gradually being transferred to the Ministry of Works.

Question put, and agreed to.