§ MR. ALDEN
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether he has 201 found it possible to make such alterations, structural or otherwise, to the existing Library as would allow a large number of modern standard works to be placed therein; and whether he can make any statement upon the subject.
§ *THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. HARCOURT,) Lancashire, Rossendale
I have made careful search for waste spaces which might be available for the storage of books which are in little request, and I have found sufficient to enable me to give in the future considerable relief to the shelves of the Library proper and I hope that thereby accommodation may be afforded for the improvement of the Library in historical, biographical, and constitutional works. I will, if necessary, ask the House at a later date to assent to a Supplementary Estimate for the work of increasing the storage accommodation, which I am sure will command the general approval of Members.