HC Deb 24 February 1910 vol 14 c349

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether it is intended to persist in the decision to dispose of the site formerly occupied by the Duke of York's School, Chelsea; whether he is aware of the loss that the destruction of so extensive an open space will inflict upon the neighbourhood; and whether he will consider the possibility of preserving the site for the uses of the Territorial Force Association of the County of London or for some other public purpose?


The reply to the first paragraph is in the affirmative. In reply to the second paragraph I would say that there are many open spaces in the immediate neighbourhood, and that the ground to be sold is not, and never has been, a space open to the public, and that the sale is necessary in order to provide the funds for the erection of the new school. I shall be happy to sell the site to the Territorial Force Association, or to any public body that is prepared to pay for it.