§ Sir W. ALEXANDER
asked the Secretary for Scotland the estimated cost of land and new buildings for the Animals Diseases Research Association, which is being transferred from the Glasgow College to Edinburgh; is he aware that the above association, in addition to the proposed new buildings, has also taken over a portion of the Edinburgh College; why is this necessary, seeing that these new buildings are being designed to have all the work carried out under one roof; and will he state the rental and estimated cost of putting these premises within the Edinburgh College into proper order, and who pays these charges?
The estimated cost of land and field laboratories, including apparatus, is £17,550. Central laboratory accommodation for the association will be provided in the Royal Dick Veterinary College, Edinburgh. The arrangements made are necessary for the efficient conduct of the work of the association. The cost of adapting premises within the college is estimated at £1,650. Expenditure for this purpose will be met from the grant of £150,000 provided under Section 3 of the Corn Production Acts Repeal Act, 1921. The rental which will be paid by the association has not yet been fixed.