§ Sir J. Lucas
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty when the owner of Nos. 18 and 19, South Parade, Southsea, may expect to receive the agreed payment for dilapidations during Admiralty occupation, in view of the fact that he has had to pay for the rehabilitation of these buildings.
§ Mr. W. Edwards
I am informed that the surveyors acting respectively for the claimants and the Admiralty have only reached general agreement on the amount due for dilapidations in the course of the past few days, and though one or two minor points in the claims require further consideration, the Department expects to be in a position to make payment at an early date. On a claim of this kind, the Admiralty would have been willing, on application, to make a payment on account before final agreement was reached, and, in case the outstanding points should cause some further delay,332W arrangements are being made for a substantial advance on account to be made forthwith.