§ SIR WILLIAM CROSSMAN (Portsmouth)
I beg' to ask the Secretary of State for War whether it is intended to cut down the clump of old trees now standing on what was part of the old fortifications behind the old Clarence Barracks at Portsmouth; and, if so, if it is on account of their interfering with the new barracks which are about to be built; and whether some modification in the plan, could be made so that so great an ornament to the place might be preserved?
§ * MR. E. STANHOPE
This question has been referred to the Army Sanitary Committee as one likely to affect the sanitary condition of the proposed new barracks. Their Report is expected shortly, and upon it will depend the decision as to whether it will be possible so to modify the plans of the barracks as to preserve the trees.