HC Deb 14 January 1964 vol 687 c6W
44. Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide the funds necessary to enable the Trustees of the British Museum to extend the evening opening of the Reading Room from two to five nights per week.

Mr. Maurice Macmillan

This is a question of priorities for the British Museum Trustees. I understand that they propose to extend late opening to three nights a week in the near future. Any further extension will be a matter for them to decide within the limits of the resources which Parliament will be asked to Vote them for 1964–65.