HC Deb 15 June 1874 vol 219 c1586

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether he can now inform the House what arrangements have been made in the Department of Science and Art consequent on the resignation of Mr. Cole?


Sir, arrangements have been made for bringing the various departments at South Kensington into more direct relations with the Education Department, in which they will be virtually merged. The Secretary of the Education Department will also be the Secretary for the departments at South Kensington. Under Sir Francis Sandford will be an assistant Secretary, Mr. Macleod. The office of Director of the Museum has been offered to, and has been accepted by, Mr. Cunliffe Owen, and Major Donelly and Mr. Redgrave have been offered the directorships of the Science and Art divisions respectively. The subordinate arrangements are not yet complete, but will be proceeded with at once, now that the Government are able to have the assistance of responsible heads of departments.