§ MR. WATT (Glasgow, Camlachie)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If he can state how the large surplus derived from the Exhibition of 1851 has been disposed of; and, if he is prepared to lay upon the Table a statement of all sums voted by Parliament in connection with the Science and Art Schools at South Kensington, with full details of all expenditure?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
The surplus was, in round figures, £180,000. It was used in the purchase of land at South Kensington to afford sites on easy terms, or free, for public buildings intended for the promotion of Science and Art. Numerous buildings have already been erected. The accounts of the Commissioners are annually sent to the Home Office. With regard to the latter part of the Question, I shall be glad to put myself in communication with the hon. Member if he will let me know precisely what are the figures which he requires.