§ MR. BECKETT
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether he will have a statement prepared of the total sums spent in the reconstruction and decoration of Hertford House, and in the housing, arranging, and cleaning of the Wallace Collection.
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. AKERS DOUGLAS,) Kent, St. Augustine's
The expenditure for which I am responsible is limited to the purchase and adaptation of Hertford House, and has amounted to £124,000. I am unable to give the cost of the 856 arranging and cleaning of the collection, as these matters were under the control of the trustees, who have been supplied with funds under a separate Vote for which the Treasury is responsible.