HC Deb 07 June 1888 vol 326 cc1381-2
MR. BROADHURST (Nottingham, W.)

asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether the information as to the position of the site in Richmond Park or Petersham Park, on which it is wished to erect a Church of England Vicarage, has now been received; and, whether, if the request is complied with, similar grants of land in those Parks will be made to other Religious Bodies which may apply for them?

MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether any application has been made to the Commissioners of Woods and Forests for the grant of a piece of land in Petersham Park or Richmond Park for the erection of a Vicarage; what answer has been returned to such application, if it has been made; and, whether, if Her Majesty's Government have not refused the application (if any), they will undertake to make no grant of land for any such purpose until an opportunity has been afforded to the House, on the Civil Service Estimates, or otherwise, of discussing the propriety of making a grant of Crown property for the purpose aforesaid?


, in reply, said, the churchwardens had made an application for a site for a Vicarage as indicated in the Question. He had made inquiries, and he had come to the conclusion that he would not be justified in advising that such a grant should be made.