HC Deb 30 March 1868 vol 191 cc467-8

said, he wished to ask the First Commissioner of Works, Whether arrangements are in progress at Burlington House to enable the Royal Academy to vacate, in the early part of next year, the galleries occupied by them in Trafalgar Square?


replied, that by the terms of the lease to the Royal Academy the Government reserved to themselves the use of Burlington House until Christmas, 1869. Considerable difficulties had arisen with regard to the alleged interference with the lights of the Albany, which had delayed the prosecution of the works, and he was not able to say whether the works would have so far progressed as to enable the Exhibition of the Royal Academy to be held there next year.