§ MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S.E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, whether Army and Navy pensioners are promoted curators at the National 1346 Portrait Gallery without examination, but have to pay a fee of 5s. and be examined in the Tate Gallery; and could he explain why such different treatment should exist?
§ MR. HANBURY
In the National Gallery, including the Tate Gallery, the posts to which pensioners have been appointed are permanent and pensionable. They have therefore to pass a very simple examination and to pay the small fee mentioned. In the National Portrait Gallery their posts are temporary and non-pensionable and so do not require any examination.