HC Deb 24 March 1896 vol 39 c56

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, how many of the appointments on the staff of the new National Portrait Gallery have been allotted to pensioners of the Army, Navy, or Police, and how many to civilians?


The subordinate male staff of the National Portrait Gallery consists of I head porter, I head messenger, 10 curators, and 8 messengers. Of these 10 are Army, Navy, or Police pensioners, 3 have served in the Army but not long enough for pension, and 7 are civilians. Sixteen of the 20 are new appointments and, of the 16, 12 have served in either the Army or the Navy.