HC Deb 10 December 1912 vol 45 c248

asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if he will say what power the Government has in respect of the site now occupied by the Westminster Hospital; and the in the event of the removal of the hospital, that power will be exercised in order to secure that the site shall be used in a manner suitable to the dignity of the situation and so as to provide for the highest public advantage in the future?

Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN (Lord of the Treasury)

The site cannot be used for any other purpose than that of a hospital without the consent of the Crown; and there are various restrictions as to buildings. The Government has the subject under careful consideration from the points of view suggested by the hon. Member.