HC Deb 27 March 1862 vol 166 cc132-3

said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether Her Majesty's Government will consent during the present Session of Parliament to place the Rating of Greenwich Hospital upon the same footing already conceded to other places where there is a large amount of public property, the justice of which was acknowledged by a Clause in the Greenwich Hospital Bill, laid upon the table of the House in 1861 by the Government?


said, the Bill referred to by the hon. Gentleman gave permission to the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital to contribute to the support of the poor in their parish, but nothing more. As to the claim put forward by the hon. Gentleman for a contribution from the public funds, he (Mr. Peel) did not consider that it ought to be admitted. The Hospital had large funds; and if the parish had any claim against the Hospital, it was from those funds that it should be met.