HC Deb 15 May 1862 vol 166 c1749

said, he would beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether, before the second reading of the Bill for the removal of certain Collections from the British Museum, he will be able to give the House an estimate of the cost of the alterations of the present structure of the British Museum, and of the proposed additions, and of the cost of the building and fitting-up of the proposed new Museum of Natural History at Kensington?


said, that on the second reading of the Bill in question he would give the House the best information in his power with respect to the probable cost of the contemplated enlargements and improvements of the Museum on its present site and of the buildings which it was proposed should be erected on a new site.