§ MR. H. H. MARKS (Kent, Thanet)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, in recent purchases of works of art for the National Gallery, the trustees have obtained the aid of outside expert advice in fixing the prices paid by the Nation.
(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) I am informed that the trustees have not paid for outside expert advice as to the prices of pictures, but have on occasions asked for and received such advice unofficially.