HC Deb 02 July 1888 vol 328 c75

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the Government have any intention of inquiring into the suitability of those sites in South-East Essex, or elsewhere, which have been suggested as substitutes for Wimbledon?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

It is not the duty of the Government to make the inquiries suggested by my hon. and gallant Friend; and the selection of a site is one which rests with the National Rifle Association to initiate.