§ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education, whether the Art Library at South Kensington is in charge of the Keeper of the Art Library, or in charge of the Director of the Museum; who is responsible for its management and the appointment of its staff; and, whether, as a matter of fact, the Secretary of the Science and Art Department exercises any control over the Library and the appointment of its officials?
§ SIR J. GORST
The Art Library is in charge of the keeper, who is responsible for its management to the Director of the Art Museum. The staff of the Museum below the rank of keeper and above that of attendant are appointed by 1508 open competition, and are allocated to the several divisions by the Directors The Secretary of the Science and Art Department exercises a general control over the Library, but he does not appoint its officials.