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School Of Oriental Studies, London University

Volume 411: debated on Wednesday 13 June 1945

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer at approximately what date the School of Oriental Studies of London University may expect to take over the whole of their building.

I have been asked to reply. The part of the School's building not already at their disposal is held by this Ministry under a lease expiring in September, 1947, subject to determination by either party after the expiration of the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act, 1939, on six months' notice. With the co-operation of the Ministry of Information, arrangements are being made to release the whole of the space occupied on the first, second and third floors, which comprises about three quarters of the leased space, by the middle of September, while every endeavour will be made to release the remainder at the earliest practicable date. I am unable to say when that will be.