§ MR. WILLIAM LECKY (Dublin University)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in the event of the St. George's Barracks being removed, he will bear in mind the claim of the National Portrait Gallery to some portion of the ground with a view to future extensions?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
I understand that negotiations are now going on with the War Department with regard to this site. At the end of three years part of the site will revert to the National Gallery. We have now no ground for supposing the remainder will not be required for military purposes. If this should prove not to be the case, the claims of the National Portrait Gallery will be considered.