§ MR. DALY (Monaghan, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can explain why the authorities at South Kensington have removed from the Dublin Museum attractive old furniture that was so much admired by visitors, and of so much use to the Dublin people as models to manufacture from; whether he is aware that a catalogue was arranged for sale in the Dublin Museum incorporating furniture removed; and whether he can state what course he intends to take to get this furniture returned to Dublin Museum.
§ THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (SIR J. GORST,) Cambridge University
The furniture in question was a loan from the Circulation Division of the Victoria and Albert Museum from the collection which it circulates to the Dublin and other museums in the United Kingdom. The loan has been left for a long period, but is now required for another museum. The furniture removed was included in the catalogue mentioned by mistake.