§ MR. COOPE
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the Government is prepared to carry out the further extension of the buildings of the National Gallery, for which plans were prepared some years since by Mr. Barry, so as to provide sufficient space not only for those paintings already in the possession of the Nation, but also for such additions as may be made from time to time by gift or bequest?
§ LORD FREDERICK CAVENDISH
Sir, by the request of my right hon. Friend I will answer the Question. No application has been received from the Trustees of the National Gallery for a further space. There is, therefore, no present intention on the part of the Government to propose a further extension of the buildings of the National Gallery.