§ SIR EDWARD WATKIN (Hythe)
asked the Secretary of State for War, If he would state to the House the grounds upon which he refuses to perform the contract made in June, 1887, by him with the Committee of the proposed Victoria Jubilee Hospital at Folkestone for the sale of the site of the now dismantled battery at the "Bayle" as a site for such hospital; and, further, the grounds upon which he refuses to perform a subsequent contract made in July, 1887, by him with the Earl of Radnor for the sale of this battery site for the same purpose; and, whether it is true he has now decided to offer such last-mentioned site for sale by auction; and, if so, when and where the auction will take place?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)
There was no contract with the Committee of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital. The negotiations for the sale of the site to the Earl of Radnor have been suspended with his Lordship's consent. No decision has been come to to offer the site for sale by auction.