§ SIR BARRINGTON SIMEON (Southampton)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the land which was intended for the site of the Naval College at Dartmouth forms part of an estate in Chancery; whether the legal conditions render the exercise of their compulsory powers of purchase by the Admiralty undesirable; and, whether reconsideration will be given to the desirable sites which exist on the Southampton Water?
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN,) Worcestershire, East
The answer to the first paragraph is in the affirmative, and the answer to the second in the negative. My hon. Friend will see, therefore, that there is no occasion for the Admiralty to reconsider their decision on the question of site.