§ MR. W. KENNY (Dublin, St. Stephen's Green)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education if he will state what are the salaries of the present Directors of the Museums of Science and Art at Dublin and Edinburgh respectively; whether the Director at Edinburgh has been granted an increase of salary personal to himself; and what were the grounds for such increase?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Mr. A. H. D. ACLAND, York, W.R., Rotherham)
The present salaries of the Directors of the Science and Art Museums in Edinburgh and Dublin are respectively £800 and £760. These salaries, as will be seen from the estimates, are both personal salaries, including, in the case of the Edinburgh Director, both house rent and fees, and in that of the Dublin Director, house rent only. This, and the fact that there had been a misapprehension, with regard to the house rent, of the Directors of the Edinburgh Museum, are the reasons why the personal salary of the former is £40 a year more than that of the latter. When the posts are vacated by the present holders, the salaries will be the same—£650 rising to £750 a year.