HC Deb 19 February 1847 vol 90 c250

wished to ask if Government intended to institute any inquiry into the constitution of the trustees of the British Museum? They were a self-elected body; an election, he understood, had been held that day; and he had heard that the departments of natural history and science had not been properly represented in that election. He thought they ought not to go on voting 40,000l. or 50,000l. a year to a self-elected body without some investigation. Did the Government intend to make any such inquiry?


said, it was a question if certain improvements might not be made; but whether a Committee of inquiry should be appointed, was a matter for mature consideration.

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