HC Deb 21 July 1879 vol 248 cc853-4

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether Her Majesty's Commissioners of 1851 have any plans for the utilization of the ground now occupied by the gardens of the Horticultural Society at South Kensington as soon as they obtain legal possession of it; and, if so, whether such plans will be in accordance with the original design of employing the' estate for the promotion of science and art; and, whether the said plans will be placed in the Library for the inspection of Members?


, in reply, said, that the Commissioners had had several plans under consideration, and these had been referred to and explained in their Reports which, had been presented to Parliament every year. The particular plan suggested was not agreed to by Her Majesty's Government; and the Commissioners, on application being made to them, were willing to come to some arrangement, which would, of course, be in accordance with the original design of the Commissioners, for utilizing the ground in question for purposes of science and art.