HC Deb 23 July 1857 vol 147 cc282-3

said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if any circumstances have arisen to induce Her Majesty's Government to suspend their intention to build the new Military Hospital at Netley, and if so, whether he has any objections to state them?


said, that before the question was answered, he wished also to ask whether there was any objection to publish the complete correspondence upon the subject, for some important correspondence, he apprehended, had been withheld.


said, in reply to the last question, he did not know what the correspondence, referred to by the hon. Gentleman was, and therefore he was unable to answer it on that occasion. With respect to the spot selected for the hospital the Government were quite satisfied, and he himself was entirely convinced, from local knowledge, that it was very healthy, and totally free from any objection on sanitary grounds. He had also received a letter from a medical gentleman in the neighbourhood, who stated that during twenty years' employment in the locality he had not known any cases of ague or diseases of that kind.