HC Deb 05 May 1913 vol 52 cc1670-1
59. Mr. F. HALL

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the Royal Commission in whom are vested the funds derived from the Great Exhibition of 1851 received a sum of £70,000 in respect of the fabric and materials of the exhibition buildings, etc., from the persons to whom they were sold; and if, in view of the educational and other advantages which would result from the acquisition of the Crystal Palace and grounds for the public, he will consider the possibility of arranging for at least that amount to be diverted as a contribution to the purchase of the property?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The second part of the question, therefore, does not arise.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether the Government will not be able to give any support whatever?


I have nothing to say on that point. The House will understand the answer I have given.