HC Deb 28 April 1864 vol 174 cc1775-6

said, he would beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works, Whether the scheme for erecting a new National Gallery at the rear of Burlington House, and which was last year stated by the First Commissioner of Works to "have been for a considerable time under the consideration of the Government," has yet been approved; and, if not, to what national purposes it is proposed to devote the Estate purchased for the Nation in 1854, at a cost of £140,000, and now occupied by Burlington House and Gardens?


, in reply, said, Her Majesty's Government had determined on proposing to Parliament a Vote in the Estimates for erecting a National Gallery on the vacant ground in the rear of Burlington House, and the Estimate was now being prepared, and would shortly be laid on the table of the House.