HC Deb 23 June 1864 vol 176 cc150-1

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, What is the number of Engineer Officers and Men employed at South Kensington, and what are the duties they perform?


in reply, said, that there were two Engineer Officers at present employed in the South Kensington Museum, and a third was about to enter on his duties there. There were also twelve Sappers and Miners usually employed in superintending the lighting and other arrangements, and in learning the arts of photography and drawing. These officers were not, however, borne upon the Estimates of the War Department, but were entirely connected with the Museum. For a detailed explanation of their duties he must refer the noble Lord to one of his right hon. Friends to whose Department they were attached.