HC Deb 10 July 1879 vol 248 c15

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he is aware that upwards of £ 15,000 a-year are expended on the Schools of the Royal Victoria Patriotic Asylum at Wands-worth under the administration of the Executive and Finance Committee of the Patriotic Fund; and, whether he will authorise an inquiry into the management and cost of these Schools by the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the expenditure of the Wellington College?


in reply, said, that, as far as he had been able to ascertain, about £ 15,000 a-year was expended on the schools referred to by the hon. and gallant Gentleman. He was informed that the managing body had taken steps already, by the appointment of a committee, to make a very searching inquiry into this expenditure that the committee had reported, and had made recommendations which would probably lead to a very material diminution of the expenditure. He did not consider it desirable to authorize an inquiry into the management and cost of these schools by the Royal Commission of the Wellington College.