HC Deb 05 November 1934 vol 293 c666W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education if he has considered the possibility of opening the reading room at the British Museum for several hours each evening; and what would be the additional cost of such a step?


I have been asked to reply. The cost of opening the British Museum Library, with a restricted service, from six to ten in the evenings is estimated at approximately £7,500 a year. I cannot hold out any hope of additional expenditure of this order being incurred for the purpose indicated.