HC Deb 29 July 1862 vol 168 c982

(Treasurer of the Household) appeared at the Bar, and read the Reply of Her Majesty to the Address presented to Her by the House, on the Motion of Lord Elcho, with respect to the Royal Academy— I have received your Address praying that a Commission may be issued to inquire into the present position of the Royal Academy in relation to the Fine Arts, and into the circumstances and conditions under which it occupies a portion of the National Gallery, and to suggest such measures as may be required to render it more useful in promoting Art and in improving and developing Public Taste. And I have given directions that a Commission shall issue for the purposes which you have requested,