§ SIR H. ROSCOE (Manchester, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the proposed allotment of land at South Kensington for the erection of a National Gallery of British Art, any, and if so what, steps have been taken respecting the necessary rebuilding of the temporary physical laboratory and of the other rooms used by the mining and other students of the Royal College of Science situated on the site of the proposed gallery; whether any, and if so what, sums of money are set down in the Estimates for this rebuilding; and whether plans showing 1075 the proposed changes will be laid upon the Table of this House?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. JACKSON,) Leeds, N.
The only building occupied by the Royal College of Science that will be affected by the allotment of land referred to at South Kensington, is the temporary physical laboratory. It will be possible to take down the laboratory, and re-erect it during the Autumn Vacation. As the general scheme was not in contemplation when the Estimates were framed, no sum appears in the Estimates for this Service. As this is the only change, plans do not seem necessary.