§ SIR ELLIOTT LEES (Birkenhead)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether the Department of Science and Art, with a view to maintaining an historical record of the phases of British monumental art, will consider the desirability of re-erecting, and preserving at South Kensington, such national monuments, erected in churches, out of public money and in pursuance of a vote by Parliament, as may now or hereafter be removed from those churches by the ecclesiastical authorities in charge thereof.
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE BOARD of EDUCATION (Sir WILLIAM ANSON, Oxford University)
Unless a monument is of interest in the history of art generally, or in the development of monumental art, the Art 1164 Museum at South Kensington would not seem to be an appropriate place for it. Certainly the Board would not be willing that the Art Museum should become a repository for outcast monuments which ecclesiastical authorities may for one reason or another have decided to displace.