HC Deb 11 November 1912 vol 43 c1704

asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the East, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether, in view of the overcrowded condition of the Venetian rooms in the National Gallery and the necessity of finding suitable space for the newly bequeathed Layard collection of Venetian pictures, it is proposed to further enlarge the Gallery; and, if so, whether he is prepared to receive representations on the subject before any action is decided upon?

Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN (Lord of the Treasury)

The First Commissioner is quite ready to receive representations on the question of enlarging the National Gallery. A request for increased accommodation cannot, however, be considered until it has been put forward by the trustees.