§ Mr. HARRIS
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what progress has been made in the plans for the construction of new buildings for the London University; how much money is available for the purpose; and at what date it is expected that building will be commenced?
I understand that a committee of the Senate of the University of London is at present engaged in considering the whole question of the development of the site recently acquired in Bloomsbury. At this stage it is impossible to forecast when building on the site will be begun. As regards the funds available, I can only say that His Majesty's Government made last year a special grant of £212,500 to assist the University to provide improved accommodation. £125,000 of this sum, together with a munificent gift of £400,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation, has been used to purchase the site. The financing of the scheme is in the hands of the university itself, so that the hon. Member should apply to the university direct for any further information he may require.