§ Mr. HOARE
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 FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS (Mr. Harcourt)
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.