Tudor Furniture (Exhibition)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Works – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1957.

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Photo of Mr John Parker Mr John Parker , Dagenham 12:00 am, 17th December 1957

asked the Minister of Works whether he will take the initiative in making available a suitable public building under his control to the Victoria and Albert Museum for a display of Tudor furniture.

Photo of Mr Arthur Molson Mr Arthur Molson , High Peak

No, Sir, I understand that the museum has no requirement for any such accommodation.

Photo of Mr John Parker Mr John Parker , Dagenham

Would it not be possible for the right hon. Gentleman to approach the Crown to see whether St. James's Palace could be made available for this kind of museum display? Other palaces, like Hampton Court and Kensington, have been made available when no longer in use by the Royal Family.

Photo of Mr Arthur Molson Mr Arthur Molson , High Peak

No, Sir. It would not be appropriate for me to make any approach in this matter.