HC Deb 17 February 1927 vol 202 c1073

I have been asked by the Trustees of the British Museum to present a Petition to this House. The Petition recites the income that the Trustees have for carrying on the British Museum in both its sections, and concludes with a Prayer that the establishment is necessarily attended with an expense far beyond the annual produce of the above-mentioned sums, and the Trust cannot, with benefit to the country, be carried an without the aid of Parliament. Your Petitioners therefore humbly pray your Honourable House to grant them such further support towards enabling them to carry on the execution, of the Trust reposed in them by Parliament for the general benefit of learning and useful knowledge as to your House shall seem meet.

—(King's Recommendation signified).—Referred to the Committee of Supply.

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