Oral Answers to Questions — National Gallery.

– in the House of Commons on 24th November 1931.

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Photo of Rear-Admiral Sir Murray Sueter Rear-Admiral Sir Murray Sueter , Hertford

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will, in the interests of economy, request the trustees of the National Gallery to close the new western rooms, in which pictures cannot be seen during the day, and re-hang the pictures in other parts of the National Gallery, in order that public money may not be wasted by keeping open rooms in which the contents cannot be seen by daylight?

Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Glasgow Kelvingrove

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer given yesterday by my hon. Friend the First Commissioner of Works to a question by the Member for Newcastle, North (Sir N. Grattan-Doyle). The necessity for economy will be borne in mind.