HC Deb 16 November 1882 vol 274 c1541

asked the Chief Commissioner of Works, If his attention has been called to the crowded state of the National Gallery and to the objections raised to the exhibition of pictures on screens as at present; if he will be prepared to bring forward a plan next Session for increased exhibition space; and, whether such plan, before being adopted, will be submitted for the consideration and approval of the Director and Trustees?


An applica- has been made by the Trustees of the National Gallery for increased space for the exhibitions of their pictures, and it will be considered before the preparation of next year's Estimates. I may remind my hon. Friend that the Secretary to the Treasury intends to introduce a measure to enable the Trustees to lend or dispose of some of these superfluous pictures, and this might have some bearing on the requirements of space.