SIR MANCHERJEE BHOWNAG-GREE (Bethnal Green, N.E.)
To ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if his attention has been drawn to the absence of inscriptions on some of the oil paintings in the Committee Rooms and other parts of both Houses descriptive of the subjects depicted, and also to the state of repair in which some of them are; and whether he will devise means to supply the inscriptions and effect necessary repairs.
(Answered by Lord Balcarres.) The Answer to the first part of my hon. friend's Question is in the affirmative. The First Commissioner proposes to have inscriptions supplied; but the question of continuing the repair of the pictures, one of which has lately been restored, must await further consideration with regard to funds available.