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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1896-1897-632

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xlii REPORT The College however has now recovered the assistance of Parliamentary Grant of £1 700 year but as the Council stated in their last report this is far from being sufficient to supply the acknowledged necessities of such an institution In 1891 Committee of the Treasury after reviewing the work and the needs of the University Colleges of England recommended that the total Parliamentary Grant should be doubled and that King's College like University College should receive £3 500 year This may be taken as official testimony that an annual subsidy to that amount at least from some source or other was requisite for the due conduct of the College work The Council accordingly joined in Deputation to the Chancellor of the Exchequer which was promoted by other Colleges last December requesting that the recommendation of the Treasury Com- mittee of 1891 might be acted upon and that the Grant might be increased The Chancellor of the Exchequer in reply observed that the condition which had been laid down by the Treasury that the work of the Colleges should be examined and reported on by some repre- sentative of the Government had never been carried into effect and that he could form no judgment on the request of the Deputation until such Report had been made Accord- ingly the Treasury have in the course of last Term appointed three gentlemen as Commissioners to inspect and report upon the work of all the University Colleges in receipt of the Parliamentary Grant These Commissioners are Mr Τ WarreUj President of Magdalen College Oxford Dr Liveiiig Professor of Chemistry in the University of Cambridge and Mr Chalmers one of the officers of the Tieasury These gentlemen paid their first visit to the assigned by the Treasury to King's College and having been withdrawn for Short time for reasons which in the judgment of the Government have been obviated by the adoption of Conscience Clause has now been restored The Council therefore respectfully represent that the College is now pro- tiding as it has provided for many years past Technical and Commercial Instruction of the highest efficiency for the service of such Students as your Board desires to benefit but that it has done this work at sacrifice which is an undue strain both upon its resources and upon the public spirit and devotion of its Staff and they earnestly appeal for the assistance of your Board in maintaining this branch of their work and extending its usefulness Members both of the Council and of the Staff would be happy to wait upon your Board at anytime to give them any explanations which might be desired
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