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University Of London

Volume 65: debated on Thursday 30 July 1914

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asked the Secretary to the Treasury what premises have been successively provided by the Government for the University of London since its foundation in 1836; and what are the conditions of tenure of the present premises provided by the Government for the university at South Kensington, especially as regards maintenance and repairs, insurance, and rates?

The university of London was housed by the Government on its foundation in Somerset House. It was given rooms in Burlington House in 1857, temporary rooms in Saville Row from 1868–70. a building in Burlington Gardens from 1870 to 1900, and since 1900 accommodation in the Imperial Institute. The conditions on which the transfer to the Imperial Institute was made were set out in the Treasury Minute, dated 13th July, 1899, which was laid before Parliament in that year. The Government are responsible for the external maintenance and repairs of the buildings, and for a contribution in lieu of rates.