HC Deb 21 July 1913 vol 55 c1696
46. Mr. LYNCH

asked the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the growing interest in art throughout the nation, and also in view of the fact that the encouragement of art and the care of art treasures are now left to a number of separate bodies, such as trustees of galleries and various official boards and departments, he will consider the advisability of establishing an office whose function shall be to control matters connected with the fine arts, and which shall be directed by a Minister responsible to Parliament?


My right hon. Friend does not think that this is a practicable suggestion.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there are certain Ministers who have very much lighter work than others, and would it not be well to extend their field of labours in this direction?