HC Deb 05 June 1893 vol 13 c198
MR. FREDERICK FRYE (Kensington, N.)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that the Metropolitan Asylums Board have asked the consent of the Local Government Board to the purchase of a site for a fever hospital at Lewisham, in the midst of a rising suburb; that the Asylums Board propose to purchase this site, though there are several other sites available in the immediate neighbourhood, the selection of which would not injure the inhabitants; whether he is also aware that the inhabitants have pledged themselves that if the Asylums Board choose one of the suggested sites in their parish, instead of the proposed site, no opposition will be raised to the erection of such hospital in Lewisham; that the site, for which the Board propose to pay £22,500, was within a period of a few months sold to the present owner, with two and a-half additional acres, for a sum of £12,600; and whether he will cause inquiry to be made into the matter?

* Mr. H. H. FOWLER

The question whether the consent of the Local Government Board should be given to the purchase by the Metropolitan Asylums Board of a site for a fever hospital at Lewisham is now under consideration. An inquiry has already been held upon the subject.