§ 47. Mr. MARCUS
(for Mr. SINKINSON) asked the First Commissioner of Works what is the number of Government offices in Edinburgh the owners and rental of the premises: and the owners and feu duties of the site?
§ Mr. LANSBURY
The number of premises held by this Department for 2290 Government offices in Edinburgh is 58, of which 45 are leased from 43 owners at rents totalling £13,350 per annum. The remaining 13 premises are Crown property, on six of which £63 per annum is paid to five parties in respect of feu duty.
The figures are exclusive of offices held by the Fighting Services, in addition to Post Offices which are, in all cases, held by the Postmaster-General.
§ Mr. MATHERS
Does not this information point to the desirability of erecting Government offices in Edinburgh, and will not the right hon. Gentleman take steps to prepare for the time when money will be available for these offices to be erected?