§ MR. W. H. JAMES
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If the Commissioners of the Exhibition of 1851 have consented to recommend the acceptance of the proposals made to them by the City and Guilds of London Institute for the purchase of land fronting the Exhibition Road, South Kensington, for a central College of Technical Education; and, if so, whether there would be any objection to produce the Correspondence?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
Sir, I understand that the proposal is not for the purchase, but the gift of a site to the City and Guilds' Institute for the purpose of establishing the Central Institution. Such a proposal has been made, and at present is under consideration.