HC Deb 26 June 1860 vol 159 c998

said, he wished to ask the First Commissioner of Works, Whether any, and, if so, what progress has been made in erecting offices for the accommodation of the Commissioners of Patents, and of the collection of Books and Models relating to Inventions in their custody?


said the Office of the Commissioners of Patents was at present very inconveniently placed—for it was situated in Southampton Buildings, while the Museum was at South Kensington. Inquiries had been instituted with a view of finding a new site, but no place had yet been found sufficiently adapted for the purpose. He hoped, however, that before long an arrangement would be effected which would be convenient to all parties.