HC Deb 13 July 1876 vol 230 cc1398-9

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether the propriety of charging the revenues of India with either the whole or a part of the cost of erecting and maintaining a museum in London has been considered by the Secretary of State for India in Council; and, if any decision has been arrived at, whether there would be any objection to produce it, with the opinions (if any) recorded by Members of Council?


The question of erecting or maintaining a Museum in London from the revenues of India has not been by itself considered. Two years ago the want of space at the India Office forced us to consider how we could best house the Library and Museum, and the action of the Indian Council upon the matter is recorded; and if the hon. Gentleman considers it worth publication, I have no objection to give it, together with the opinions of Members of Council.