§ Mr. Brewis
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty when he expects to hand back the land forming part of the Royal Naval depot at Edingham, near Dal-beattie, to its former owners; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing
We are expecting to transfer most of the site of this depot to former owners who are already in occupation under tenancies; we are considering disposing of the rest to certain other parties.
The district valuer is about to start valuing the properties and expects to get in touch with the parties in about two or three weeks. Negotiation of terms of sale and completion of the legal formalities may take some time, especially as boundaries may need adjustment, but we would hope, subject to the agreement of satisfactory terms, to complete the transfer by the autumn of this year.