HC Deb 06 August 1940 vol 364 cc38-9W
Mr. Mathers

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the offers he has received for Calderwood estate, East Kilbride, cover the original cost of the estate and the amount of the subsequent capital expenditure; and, if not, will he hold the estate until it can be utilised for land settlement for which purpose much expert opinion declares it is suitable?

Mr. E. Brown

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the negative. As regards the second part, I regret that I could not undertake to postpone the sale as my hon. Friend requests, if a reasonable price is forthcoming.