§ SIR BARRINGTON SIMEON (Southampton)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury (1) whether it is a fact that since the year 1876 the Government has paid on an assessment of £3,385 on Netley Hospital; (2) whether this sum represents about one-fourth the estimated annual value; and (3) whether he will consider the desirability of having a new valuation made of Netley Hospital?
§ MR. HANBURY
The answer to the first paragraph is, Yes. The Local Assessment Committee accepted this valuation as satisfactory in 1876, and have never asked for a revision until last July. The Treasury at once expressed their readiness to make a new valuation, and on July 18th, and again on January 18th, asked for information from the Assessment Committee which has not yet been supplied to them.