§ 56. Mr. TINKER
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether a date has been agreed upon with the British Museum when the subscription list to the cost of the Bible known as the Codex Sinaiticus will close; and can he say what will be the estimated amount the Treasury will have to find.
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Duff Cooper)
No date has been fixed for closing the subscription list, and subscriptions are still being received. In regard to the second part of the question, a Supplementary Estimate for £41,440 has been presented to Parliament. The final charge on public funds will be less than this amount, but 1534 it is not possible at this date to estimate by how much.
§ Mr. TINKER
Shall we have a chance of discussing this Supplementary Estimate We have not yet had an opportunity, and I understand that we are not likely to get one. I beg to give notice that I shall raise the matter on the Adjournment at the first opportunity.