§ SIR ALGERNON BORTHWICK (Kensington, S.)
asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council, Whether the Report of the Committee, appointed more than a year ago to inquire into the action of light on water-colour paintings, can now be made public; and, if not, what is the reason for the delay?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT (Sir WILLIAM HART DYKE) (Kent, Dartford)
No Report has yet been received; and I am informed that this is due to the fact that no reliable conclusions could be arrived at without a laborious investigation requiring both time and sunlight. A preliminary Report by the scientific experts will probably be ready in the course of two or three months.