HC Deb 01 June 1883 vol 279 cc1486-7

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, considering the deplorable condition of the tapestries in the withdrawing room at Hampton Court Palace, the Lord Chamberlain's Department could be instructed to report to the Treasury the probable cost of having the tapestries cleaned and mended, commencing, if possible, with that one which hangs upon the north side of the withdrawing room?


I am informed, Sir, by the Lord Chamberlain's Department that the state of the tapestry at Hampton Court is now under their consideration, and that such measures as are possible will be taken for their restoration. I may add that several very interesting old pieces of tapestry, not hitherto exhibited, have been recently hung at Hampton Court.