HC Deb 26 June 1863 vol 171 c1525

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether it, is intended by the Treasury to carry out the recommendations of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the Scientific Institutions in Dublin, with regard to the amalgamation of the Museum of Irish Industry with the Royal Dublin Society, notwithstanding that the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland has expressed his disapprobation of that proposal?


replied, that it was scarcely necessary to declare that the opinions expressed by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland had received that respectful consideration which was due to them. But, after consulting the Committee of Council on Education, the Treasury came to the conclusion that in the interests of public convenience, and also of those institutions themselves, it was desirable to carry out the recommendations of the Commissioners. Those recommendations, he might add, would be treated as a whole.