§ SIR SAMUEL WILSON (Portsmouth)
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty, Whether, owing to the very small return from the Northern Landed Estates of the Greenwich Hospital, he will consider the question of selling this property, which has greatly lessened in value, and is likely to become still further depreciated, and of investing the money in a more profitable manner for the benefit of the seamen of the Royal Navy?
§ MR. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (CIVIL LORD of the ADMIRALTY) (Sheffield, Ecclesall)
It has been the settled policy of the Admiralty for many years to dispose by sale of the landed estates of Greenwich Hospital, whenever there is a prospect of selling to advantage. The greater portion of the estates has already been sold, and it is intended to dispose of the remainder as opportunity offers.