HC Deb 14 February 1940 vol 357 c777W
Mr. Goldie

asked the First Commissioner of Works what expenditure has been incurred by his Department in the provision of accommodation for the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Balliol College, Oxford; and the nature of the work necessitating such expenditure?

Mr. Ramsbotham

A sum of £320 has been expended on adjustments of electric lighting for office purposes, for blinds, and for office furnishings generally; the amount of the compensation to which the owners of the property are entitled under the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939, has not yet been determined. All expenditure incurred in respect of that portion of the premises occupied by the Institute will be recovered from that body.