§ Mr. KIRKWOOD
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he can see his way to appoint a special committee to inquire into the question of disposing of His Majesty's factory and township of Gretna, where the up-to-date brick dwelling-houses and hostels are falling to ruin?
I have recently had the whole question under consideration, but I regret that I cannot see my way to 939W arrange for the inquiry suggested. I would remind my hon. Friend that Gretna has been for sale since the end of 1921, and, efforts to sell it as a whole having failed, the sales of houses, plant, etc., have been proceeding for nearly two years past. Arrangements have been made to sell the greater portion of the remaining assets by auction early in July next.