§ Mr. BOTTOMLEY
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 is 921W still in existence, with a president and secretarial staff; and, if so, for what purpose it exists and what cost it entails upon the National Exchequer?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE:
The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 has a Charter of Incorporation as a permanent body. Its income derived from investments and from the Kensington estate is expended for scientific and educational purposes. It entails no cost on the Exchequer other than the cost of its office accommodation.