HC Deb 10 May 1956 vol 552 c118W
18. Mr. R. Bell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider the possibility of keeping the Reading Room of the British Museum Library open until 10 o'clock on one or two nights a week even if the service of books has to be discontinued at a much earlier hour.

Mr. H. Brooke

The Trustees of the British Museum have examined this possibility, but they consider that to keep the Reading Room open without a full service of books would not satisfy evening readers.