I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury what proportion of the sum of £7,000 to be voted for building the National Physical Laboratory is to be spent on the smaller detached building to be placed close to or within the Old Deer Park at Kew; and whether he will have a rough plan placed in the Tea Room showing the sites upon which these buildings will be placed.
The expenditure of the grant of £12,000, of which the £7,000 mentioned in the question forms part, is left to the Council of the National Physical Laboratory; but I understand that the amount to be assigned to the building in question is at present fixed at £5,600. The precise site and area to be adopted have not yet been determined; when they have been so, a map shall be prepared and made available for the information of those interested.
When is the site likely to be determined on?
I cannot say.