§ Mr. SNOWDEN
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether a certain portion of the grounds of Walmer Castle was the gift of Lord Liverpool, subject to the condition that it should never be alienated so long as there was a Lord Warden; whether a certain part thereof has been encroached upon by Sir Arthur Woollaston; whether any and what person has pretended to licence such encroachment; if so, whether such person had any and what authority for granting such licence; and whether he will forthwith take steps to put an end to such encroachment?
There has been no alienation of land to Sir A. Woollaston, nor do I know of any encroachment by him. 236 He holds a licence from the Commissioners of Works, terminable on notice, to occupy a copse in the Crown Meadow. The Commissioners of Works are now in charge of the Walmer Castle property on behalf of the Crown. There seems to be no occasion to revoke the licence.