§ 74. Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, with a view to obviating the inconvenience which would arise if, as proposed, the newspaper department of the British Museum is transferred to Hendon, he will suggest to the trustees that they should consider the practicability of making use of the vacant land in front of the museum for the construction of underground vaults as a depository for newspapers?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Arthur Michael Samuel)
The suggestion of the hon. Member has already been considered by the museum authorities. Apart from the heavy cost of construction, the proposed underground repository would be both inadequate and unsatisfactory.
§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
Would it be possible to find any place for these newspapers a little nearer than Hendon?