HC Deb 14 April 1927 vol 205 cc549-50W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he will state the total proceeds from the sale of the dockyard at Kidderpore; whether, pending the passing by the Indian Legislature of legislation consequent on the enactment of the Indian Navy Bill, the amount derived from this source will be retained in a special suspense account; and whether the Government of India propose to devote the whole amount to the capital developments under the proposed reorganisation of the Indian Marine into an Indian Navy?


The available property of the late Royal Indian Marine Dockyard, Kidderpore, was sold to the Commissioners for the Port of Calcutta for Rs.48,31,978, payable in annual instalments. The amounts realised from the Port Commissioners are being credited to the lands and buildings sales account head "Suspense Deposit," and no final appropriation of funds from this source for any purpose will be made until the requirements of the Royal Indian Navy have been considered.

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