§ Mr. GINNELL
asked by whom, and for what purpose, was it intended to use the Villa Rosebery, near Naples; what outlay hitherto necessary would its acquisition render unnecessary; what was the estimated cost of the alterations necessary to adapt it to its new purposes; and what was the estimated annual cost of its upkeep after those alterations?
§ The FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS (Mr. Harcourt)
It is intended to use it as a (country) residence for His Majesty's Ambassador and the staff of the Embassy at Rome. This will render it unnecessary for the Ambassador to take a villa during those months of the year when residence in Rome is undesirable for climatic reasons. No alterations are necessary to adapt it for its new purposes. The estimated annual cost of upkeep is £500 per annum.