§ SIR ALGERNON BORTHWICK (Kensington, S.)
asked the Vice Presi- 357 dent of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether the Committee appointed in July last year by the Lords of the Committee of Council on Education to consider the question of the action of light on paintings in water colours, has made its Report; and, if not, when it may be expected?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT (Sir WILLIAM HART DYKE) (Kent, Dartford)
I am informed that the Committee have adjourned until a series of experiments by the scientific experts (Dr. Russell, F.R.S., and Captain Abney, F.R.S.) on the action of light on various pigments and their mixture under diverse conditions are completed. I understand that this may be in three or four months; but it is a question which must be investigated thoroughly, and no precise limit of time can be at present fixed, as it would obviously be useless to attempt to hasten a decision.