§ 69. Lieut.-Colonel Hyde
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will authorise the trustees of the British Museum to extend the hours during which the reading room is open to the public.
§ Lieut.-Colonel Hyde
Is the Minister aware that, by reason of their other work, many people cannot use the Museum during the normal hours of opening in the day-time? Can he make arrangements for the Museum reading 1580 room to be opened for at least one evening a week?
§ Mr. Wyatt
is my hon. Friend aware that towards the end of the last century the British Museum reading room used to be opened in the evenings, and that the management of the Museum has been gradually deteriorating since then and the Museum is now becoming more and more restricted to the public day by day?