§ The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Ede)
I have been asked by the Trustees of the British Museum to present a Petition, which they have annually to submit to this House, explaining the financial position and praying foe aid. The Petition recites the funded income of the Trustees, and points out that the establishment is, necessarily, attended with an expense far beyond the annual production of the funds, and the Trust cannot, with benefit to the public, be carried out without the aid of Parliament. It concludes with this Prayer:Your Petitioners therefore humbly pray your Honourable House to grant them such further support toward enabling them to carry on the execution of the Trust reposed m them by Parliament, fog the general benefit of learning and useful knowledge, as to your House shall seem meet."—(King's Recommendation signified.)
§ Sir William Darling
May a question be asked with regard to this?
Petition referred to the Committee of Supply.