§ MR. LAYARD
said, he would beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he is prepared to act upon the Report of the Committee appointed to inquire into the advisability of making purchases at the Paris Exhibition for the Museum of South Kensington and other Museums in connection with the Department of Science and Art?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
said, that Her Majesty's Government were not opposed to the principle involved in the recommendation of the Committee to which the hon. Gentleman referred. The Report of that Committee had only just been placed in their hands, and he had not been able to give that sufficient consideration to the circumstances and conditions connected with the purchases which might be required.