HC Deb 28 March 1898 vol 55 c1084
DR. R. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War when the long-promised removal of St. George's Barracks will take place; and whether in the meantime any steps are being taken to lessen the risk from fire by the close proximity of the canteen to the Turner room of the National Gallery?


The partial evacuation of St. George's Barracks will take place as soon as the barracks at Millbank are ready, and a portion of the building will then be handed over to the Office of Works. It is unlikely that this can take place before the end of next year. The canteen is at some distance from the National Gallery. There will be a space of 15 feet between the National Gallery and the barracks when the alterations have taken place.