HC Deb 04 February 1856 vol 140 c151

inquired whether they had determined upon any definite use to which Burlington House, which was purchased by the nation in 1854, should be put?


said, that the Government had not come to any precise determination upon the subject yet; but, in the meantime, the Senate and Council of the University of London were located there instead of in rooms in Somerset House, which were required for the public service. A scheme for removing all the learned societies that had rooms in Somerset House to Burlington House was under the consideration of the Government, but he was not able to say whether there was sufficient room in Burlington House for that purpose.