HC Deb 17 July 1924 vol 176 cc592-3
41. Viscount CURZON on behalf of

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the Barnes of the trustees who control the management of the Sir John Soane Museum, in Lincoln's Inn Fields; will he state whether the trustees are under the control of the Treasury or of the Board of Education; and, if they are not, whether they are answerable to any person, body, or Department?


As the answer is rather long, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The control of Sir John Soane's Museum is vested by an Act 3, William IV, cap. 4, in four life trustees and five additional trustees, whose term of office is five years. Any vacancy occurring among the life trustees is filled by nomination of the surviving life trustees. The five additional trustees are appointed by the Corporation of London, the Royal Academy, the Royal Society, the Society of Antiquaries and the Society of Arts.

The present trustees are:

Life Trustees—

Additional Trustees—

The Royal Academy have not appointed an additional trustee, as the present president of the Royal Academy is already a life- trustee. The answers to the second and third parts of the hon. Member's question are in the negative.

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