HC Deb 01 March 1887 vol 311 c893

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the Government will consider the question of securing the strip of ground behind the National Gallery, and extending into the Charing Cross Road, for the extension of the National Gallery of Paintings?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

The strip of ground lying between the National Gallery, Charing Cross Road, and Hemming's Row, is already the property of the Government. It is not at present in contemplation to purchase any more land for the extension of the National Gallery.