§ Mr. HUTCHISON
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?
§ Mr. COOPER
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.