HC Deb 22 June 1855 vol 139 cc59-60

said, he begged to ask the hon. Secretary of the Treasury whether it is his intention, before moving the increased grant of 10,000l. for the National Gallery, to lay upon the table of the House any information as regards the new appointments of director, keeper, and secretary, travelling agent, and accountant; and also, whether any Treasury Minute, establishing and regulating the constitution of the Gallery, has been prepared and will be made public previous to the Vote being taken?


said, that before the House was called on to decide upon the question to which the noble Lord alluded, there would be laid upon the table of the House a document, not only fully stating the responsibility of the officers, but also stating the grounds on which the officers were appointed. He would take care that the paper should be presented to the House a sufficient number of days before they were called upon to vote the money, that the House might have full and ample time to consider the question.

The Motion for the adjournment of the House till Monday agreed to.