HC Deb 29 January 1897 vol 45 c796
MR. J. G. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether arrangements will be made in the Estimates to provide for the cleaning and restoration of the Edinburgh University Library buildings, which have not been cleaned for upwards of thirty years, and which are admitted by the University Court to be in a condition urgently requiring the expenditure of money?


No, Sir. Under the Act 52 &53 Vict., cap. 55, the Scottish Universities receive an annual grant of £42,000 in full discharge of all claims on public funds. The hon. Member should, therefore, address himself to the University authorities, with whom the expenditure of Edinburgh's share rests.