§ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, whether the keeper of the Art Library of the South Kensington Museum has any control over the expenditure of money allotted to the Library under Vote F, 8 (Class 4); and, if he is responsible, has anyone else the authority to buy books, prints, or drawings, and charge them to the Art Library, although the keeper does not consider them suitable?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir JOHN GORST,) Cambridge University
The expenditure of money for the Art Library is under the control of the Director of the Art Museum. As a rule, purchases for the Library are only made on the recommendation of the keeper.