§ MR. DILLWYN
moved an Address for a copy of the Report of the Committee appointed by the Science and Art Department, to inquire into the alleged deterioration of the pictures belonging to the Naional Gallery deposited at the South Kensington Museum.
Motion made, and Question proposed,
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, that She will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House, a Copy of the Report of the Committee appointed by the Science and Art Department, to inquire into the alleged deterioration of the Pictures belonging to the National Gallery deposited at the South Kensington Museum." — (Mr. Dillwyn.)
§ LORD ROBERT MONTAGU
said, that a Committee had formerly been appointed to consider the subject of the injury which resulted to the pictures at South Kensington from the use of gas. The Committee drew up their Report, which was laid upon the table and printed. In consequence of a recommendation from that Committee, another Committee—the one referred to by the hon. Member—was appointed, and that Committee were now continuing their labours. As soon as their Report was drawn up it would be laid upon the table, printed, and distributed; but until then the Report could not be produced. He hoped, therefore, that the hon. Member would withdraw his Motion.
§ Motion, by leave, withdrawn.