§ MR. WHITMORE (Chelsea)
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office, How the cost of the contemplated conversion of Burton's Court into a recreation ground for the garrison of Lon- 23 don will be defrayed; and, whether the Government will insist that the public-Shall not be entirely deprived of their long-continued enjoyment of this open space, and will prevent the erection upon it of buildings that would be injurious to the surrounding property?
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY (Mr. BRODRICK) (Surrey, Guildford)
The cost of the conversion of Burton's Court into a recreation ground for the troops of the London garrison will be borne mainly by private subscriptions; but a grant of £800 has been made from Army Votes towards the expense of relaying the ground. I understand the public will still have access to the ground at certain hours of the day and on Sundays. The site is not War Department property; and the question of erecting buildings thereon will be for the consideration of the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital, before whom I will take care to bring any complaint which my hon. Friend may forward.