§ DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War when the promised removal of St. George's Barracks to the Chelsea site will take place; and, if any of the present buildings are allowed to remain, whether they will be so effectually disconnected from the National Gallery as to prevent any possible risk to the National Collection of Pictures from fire?
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
A portion of St. George's Barracks will be vacated in about two years from the present time; and will be handed over to the Office of Works for such extension of the National Gallery as is at present contemplated. The buildings which will remain, which will still be utilised as a recruiting dep6t until a further extension of the National Gallery shall necessitate their removal, will be effectually disconnected from that Institution.