§ Mr. SHORT
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the £300,000 estimated as the total cost of the scheme to establish a new India House in London covers all expenditure incidental to the acquisition of the site; whether he will state the whole amount so incurred and the terms on which the site has been acquired; and what part of the 1473W estimated recurring expenditure devolving on the revenues of the Government of India as the result of the adoption of the scheme will be due to rent for the site decided on?
§ Earl WINTERTON
No expenditure is being incurred on the acquisition of the site as the ground will be rented on a lease of 999 years. The rent of the site is £6,000 per annum. The exact terms of the lease have not yet been finally approved.