HC Deb 22 May 1908 vol 189 cc613-4
MR. MITCHELL-THOMSON (Lanarkshire, N.W.)

To ask the Secretary for Scotland whether any, and, if so, how many of the fifty-four lenders of objects to the Royal Scottish Museum during the years 1902 to 1907 were informed that these objects lay at owner's risk in case of fire; and whether he will take steps to see that this warning is now given to those who have not previously received it.

(Answered by Mr. W. Sinclair.) The director of the museum is not aware of any case in which loans to the museum have been accepted during the years 1902 to 1907 without the lender having been informed that the museum does not insure against fire. But, to meet any possible misunderstanding, he has recently taken steps to remind each individual lender of the conditions on which loans are accepted by the museum.