HC Deb 20 May 1914 vol 62 cc1931-2
42. Mr. GILL

asked the Home Secretary whether the erection of the museum for the exhibition of safety appliances has yet been commenced, and, if so, where it is situate; and whether he has decided to establish another in the industrial districts of the North?


Yes, the building for the museum is now in course of erection. The site is in Horseferry Road, Westminster. I have under consideration the question of arranging for local exhibitions of a similar character. It is proposed that use should be made of the more important local technical schools which are already provided with examples of the machinery used in the chief industries in their respective localities. If, as I hope, with the co-operation of the education authorities, arrangements can be made to exhibit in these schools approved types of safety and health appliances, the purposes of a local museum would be served and valuable results would also follow from the instruction of the students in regard to the provision and use of such appliances. A scheme is being worked out for Lancashire in the first instance.