According to returns received in March, 1923, from the local authorities in question, the following are the areas of land acquired up to that date, and the average cost per acre:
— Area in Acres. Average price per Acre. London: £ London County Councils 3,588 194 Corporation of London 260 415 Metropolitan Borough Councils. 774 691 Birmingham 1,110 209 Liverpool 1,133 376 Manchester 567 376
Since March, 1923, Metropolitan Borough Councils have acquired 21 acres at an average cost of £813 per acre; Birmingham Corporation, 1,084 acres at £217 per acre; and Manchester Corporation, 124 acres at £404 per acre.
As regards Glasgow, I would suggest that, the hon. Member should address a similar question to my right hon. Friend the Secretary for Scotland.