HC Deb 26 April 1909 vol 4 cc155-6W

asked the Secretary to the Board of Education whether, seeing that the Government took part in the invitation to the Seventh International Congress of Applied Chemistry to meet in London, at Whitsuntide, he will say if the official support so extended will cover the rent of rooms, in the Imperial Institute, and in the University of London, granted for the accommodation of the Congress?


It has already been arranged with the authorities of the Con-

gress that no rent shall be charged in respect of the use by the Congress of the rooms required in the Imperial College of Science and Technology. I was not previously aware that a charge is being imposed by the Imperial Institute or the University of London for the use of rooms

]in those buildings, but, if so, it is not a matter upon which the Board of Education have any jurisdiction. I am, however, communicating with the authorities on the subject.