HC Deb 31 March 1930 vol 237 c1034

Motion made, and Question proposed, That a sum, not exceeding £220,100, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1931, for Expenditure in respect of Art and Science Buildings, Great Britain."—[NOTE. £110,000 has been voted on account.]


There are one or two points to which I desire to draw attention. I want to know what is the reason why we have a re-Vote on page 5 of £3,500 for the British Museum. How does it conic about that that money was not spent. The sum of £4,000 was voted, and for one reason or another only £500 has been expended. I see that there has been added for this year the sum of £8,750, and on the next occasion perhaps we shall have some explanation in detail how this amount is made up.

It being Eleven of the Clock, the CHAIRMAN left the Chair to make his Report to the House.

Committee report Progress; to sit again To-morrow.