§ MR. CAVENDISH BENTINCK (Whitehaven)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he is aware that the archbishop's throne which was presented to Canterbury Cathedral by Archbishop Tenison, and which was designed and executed by Grinling Gibbons, has for many years past been stowed away as lumber in a damp cellar adjacent to the cathedral cloisters; and whether he will, on behalf of the Department of Science and Art, apply to the Dean and Chapter for the loan of this beautiful and interesting work, in order that it may be rescued from its present unsatisfactory position, and preserved in the Kensington Museum?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir W. HART DYKE,) Kent, Dartford
I am very much obliged to my right hon. Friend for calling attention to the matter, and shall be glad to act upon his suggestion as soon as possible.