Air Ministry (Kenley Common Acquisition) [Expenses].

– in the House of Commons on 10th May 1922.

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Considered in Committee.

[Mr. JAMES HOPE in the Chair.]

Motion made, and Question proposed, That it is expedient to authorise the payment, out of moneys provided by Parliament, of any expenditure incurred by the President of the Air Council under any Act of the present Session to confirm an agreement between the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London and the President of the Air Council in relation to the acquisition of certain lands in the county of Surrey, and for purposes in connection therewith, or under the agreement thereby confirmed.

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Captain Guest):

The House was good enough yesterday to give me a Second Reading of the Bill giving Parliamentary sanction to an agreement between the Air Ministry and the Corporation of the City of London. This is the Financial Resolution by which we ask the permission of the House to charge the Air Estimates with a sum of £2,500, £2,000 being the cost of adapting new lands which are acquired for recreational purposes to take the place of the common which the corporation have transferred to us under this exchange. The additional £500 is made up as follows: £150 for compensation to certain owners for rights over the old common; £250, fees of Parliamentary agents: and £100 in respect of corporation costs. The House approved yesterday of the arrangement and without this small additional sum it would be impossible to complete the scheme.

Resolution to be reported To-morrow.

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

There being a Motion appointed for 8.15, I shall now leave the Chair until that time.

[Sitting suspended till a quarter past Eight of the Clock.]