HC Deb 20 July 1874 vol 221 c301

asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether, as the Commissioners have for the future abandoned annual International Exhibitions at South Kensington, the Government will be willing to give early and favourable consideration to the proposal to transfer the Patent Office Museum from its present place to the southern block and adjacent portions of the Exhibition buildings?


, in reply, said, it was true the abandonment of annual International Exhibitions would leave a large amount of space available for some of our national collections; and it would appear from the Papers before Parliament that it was his intention to propose to Her Majesty's Government a scheme which, if it were agreed to, would enable him to offer the Patent Museum suitable accommodation in the southern block of the Exhibition buildings.