§ MR. FELL
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, if the proposal to erect a great hall in Calcutta with the funds subscribed for the Victoria Memorial has been abandoned; if so, how much has been expended on the plans and foundations; and what is it proposed to do with the balance of the fund?
§ MR. HOBHOUSE
The proposal to build a hall in Calcutta with the funds subscribed for the Victoria Memorial has not been abandoned. A committee of experts recently reported on the foundations which have been laid: their Report has been forwarded to the architect, Sir William Emerson, who will advise whether any modifications in his original plan are necessary.