HC Deb 15 December 1948 vol 459 c151W
75. Mr. W. Fletcher

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the cost, including overheads and value of the land, of the 26 flats erected by the Hong Kong Government at Leighton Hill, for occupation by Government servants; and what is the rent charged to civil servants for a flat.

Mr. Creech Jones

The cost of the 26 flats in question is approximately £223,000. The site is Crown Land. The rent charged to Government servants is £168 15s. per annum for a five-roomed flat, of which there are 18, and £131 5s. per annum for a four-roomed flat, of which there are eight, in each case subject to a maximum of one-seventh of the officer's basic salary.