HC Deb 17 April 1866 vol 182 c1506

said, he rose to ask the First Commissioner of Works, Whether he has received any communication from the President of the Royal Academy on the subject of changes in the constitution of the Academy, whether that communication has been approved of by the Government; and, whether he will order it to be laid before the House?


, in reply, said, he had received from the President of the Royal Academy a letter stating that the Academy had determined to make those alterations in their constitution which the Government deemed to be expedient, with the view to rendering that institution more conducive to the purposes for which it was founded. He should be prepared to lay that communication on the table of the House. The proposals made by the Academy were, he might add, entirely approved by the Government.