§ LORD WARKWORTH (Kensington, S.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he is able to state what course the Government propose to take in view of the unanimous Report from the Select Committee on Museums of the Science and Art Department, with regard to the serious danger of destruction by fire to which the collections at the South Kensington Museum are exposed?
§ MR. T. SKEWES-COX (Surrey, Kingston)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury what steps are proposed to be taken to forthwith protect the collections at South Kensington Museum, which are described in the recent Report of the Committee as priceless, against loss or damage from fire, having regard to the Report submitted on the subject by the Select Committee on the Museums of the Science and Art Departments?
MR. GIBSON BOWLES (Lynn Regis)
asked when the authorities first became aware of the danger from fire, and whether they had continued to add to the collection thus exposed to danger?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR, Manchester, E.)
In reference to the Question just put to me by my hon. Friend, I must ask for notice. With regard to the Questions on the Paper, I have to say that the Report is engaging the serious attention of the Government. ["Hear, hear."]