§ VISCOUNT HARDINGE
moved for Copies of the Resolution passed by the Trustees of the National Gallery, with their explanatory remarks, on the question of keeping the Gallery open throughout the year, and the admission of the public on students' days. The noble Viscount admitted that the ques- 285 tion was one of much difficulty and delicacy; but said he understood that the Trustees, though not desiring to change the existing system, were anxious to act up to the spirit of any deliberately expressed opinion of Parliament in reference to the question.
§ EARL GRANVILLE
said, he was not able to give the noble Viscount any positive assurance as to the course which Her Majesty's Government might think it necessary to take; but he could, at any rate, promise that the question should have full and careful consideration.
§ Motion agreed to.