HC Deb 27 June 1947 vol 439 cc893-4

Considered in Committee under Standing Order No. 69.—(King's Recommendation signified.)

[Major MILNER in the Chair.]

Resolved: That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to transfer to the Crown Apsley House and the site, forecourt and garden thereof, and certain chattels formerly belonging to the First Duke of Wellington, and, among other purposes, to provide for the use of Apsley House partly as a museum for the preservation and exhibition of the said chattels and other chattels associated with the said First Duke or his times and for other public purposes, and partly as a residence for the Dukes of Wellington, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament—

  1. (a) of compensation in the circumstances laid down by the said Act to the Duke of Wellington for the time being in respect of the loss of any rights conferred by the said Act;
  2. (b) of any expenses incurred by the Minister of Works or the Minister of Education in carrying out the provisions of the said Act; and
  3. (c) of such sums, not exceeding one thousand pounds in all, as the Treasury may approve in respect of the expenses incurred by His Grace the Seventh Duke of Wellington in connection with, or with the negotiations previous and incidental to, the preparation and passing of the Bill for the said Act, and otherwise in connection with the presentation to the nation of Apsley House and the chattels aforesaid."—[Mr. Glenvil Hall.]

Resolution to be reported upon Monday next.