MR. P. O'BRIEN
On behalf of the hon. Member for the St. Patrick Division of Dublin, I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education (1) whether, as the Government Committee which had reported as to the necessity of a new building for the Royal College of Science for Ireland was appointed on the initiative of the Committee of Council on Education, the Vice-President could say if he would be able to state their views as to the adoption of the Report before the Committee stage of the Public Buildings Expenses Bill was taken; and (2) whether it is proposed to spend any of the £800,000 asked for for Science and Art Buildings, London, on the Royal College of Science, London; and, if so, how much?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (Sir J. E. GORST,) Cambridge University
I am not able to say when I shall, before the Committee stage of the Public Buildings Expenses Bill is taken, be able to state the views of the Government Committee on the necessity of a new building for the Royal College of Science for Ireland. With regard to the second paragraph of the Question, the plans have not yet been sufficiently advanced to enable me to say whether any, and if any, what part of the buildings, should be allotted to the Royal College of Science.