HC Deb 10 February 1930 vol 235 cc51-3W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will publish a return showing the extent of land owned by the Crown and Government Departments, respectively, in each county in Scotland?


A return, limited to lands owned by the Crown and the Government Departments specified, is appended:

the civil employés working at the Royal Air Force depot at Milton are accommodated in houses the property of the Government; whether it is intended to increase the number of men engaged at the depot in the near future; and, if so, what steps the Government propose to take to relieve the local authority and local ratepayers of meeting the financial obligations for providing houses for Government workers?


The answer to the first part of the question is approximately 12 per cent., but it must be pointed out that approximately 80 per cent. of the present employés were already residing within five miles of the depot when they were first engaged. As regards the second part, no appreciable increase in the number of employés is contemplated in the near future, and the last part of the question does not, therefore, arise.

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