§ SIR SAMUEL MONTAGU (Tower Hamlets, Whitechapel)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether, on the enlargement of South Kensington Museum, he intends that laboratories shall be placed under the same roof as the works of art; and whether he has ascertained that no damage to pictures and silver can result from the generation of gases and other noxious fumes?
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS
It is not intended to place science laboratories at South Kensington under the same roof as works of art, so that I do not see how damage to the latter can be occasioned as suggested. As I have already announced, the allocation of space in the new buildings is being now considered by an inter-departmental Committee, which will give careful attention to these matters of detail.