§ LORD ROBERT MONTAGU
said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether the statement is correct which has been made by Mr. Scott Russell, in a paper read before the Society of Naval Architects on 28th March, concerning the collection of Models at Somerset House— namely, that "It has been thrust down into a cellar, shut up in the dark, and is now effectually kept out of sight"?
§ LORD CLARENCE PAGET
, in reply, said, the collection of Models at Somerset House was not so satisfactorily placed as could be wished, owing to the want of room; but it was a very great Exaggeration on the part of Mr. Scott Russell to say that they "had been thrust down into a cellar, shut up in the dark, and effectually kept out of sight." That was not the state of things.