HC Deb 26 April 1909 vol 4 cc22-3

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to representations made by four professors of zoology with respect to the administration of the natural history collections of the British Museum; whether he will consider as to the desirableness of appointing a Committee to inquire into the relations that should exist between the officer appointed to take charge of these collections and the Trustees of the Museum; and, further, whether, having regard to the scientific and technical qualifications essential to the officer in charge, the natural history branch of the Museum would be more efficiently administered if placed under separate direction and control?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)

I am in communication with the Trustees of the British Museum upon the subjects raised by the hon. Member's question.