§ SIR MARK STEWART (Kirkcudbright)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether any decision has been arrived at to remove the Buckland Collection from the South Kensington Museum, having in view the desirability of utilising it for giving national instruction in 323 fisheries and pisciculture; and whether there is not a sum of £5,000 left to the Buckland Museum; and, if so, in whom is it vested and to what use is it being applied.
§ THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (Sir J. GORST,) Cambridge University
The answer to the first paragraph is in the negative. In regard to the second paragraph of the question, there is a sum of about £4,000 in the Chancery Division of the High Court, of which the interest is payable to Mrs. Buckland for her life, and of which the reversion was bequeathed by Mr. Buckland for the establishment of a Chair of Economic Fish Culture.
§ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)
Have the Department done anything to put the collection in proper order?