SIR MANCHERJEE BHOWNAG-GREE (Bethnal Green, N. E.)
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether the premises and apparatus of the Royal Engineering College at Cooper's Hill are to be sold after the closing of the college, or are to be transferred to any other Department of State; what has been the total expenditure defrayed from the Indian revenues on the buildings and apparatus; and whether the Indian Exchequer will be recouped the present market value of the whole property.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) Negotiations for the sale of the college are in progress, but no contract has yet been made. The total capital expenditure from Indian revenues on buildings and apparatus since 1870 has been about £170,000. No sum has yet been agreed upon for the sale of the property.