HC Deb 22 April 1926 vol 194 cc1380-1
60. Captain CROOKSHANK

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, with reference to the fact that in the Estimates both for the British Museum and for the National History Museum a certain sum is required for subscription to hospitals, if he can state what hospitals are concerned; how great the subscription is; and why is the taxpayer invited to make compulsory contributions in I his manner to voluntary organisations?


The hospitals concerned and the subscriptions paid are:

British Museum: London Fever Hospital, £5 5s. 0d.; Bloomsbury Dispensary, £2 2s. 0d.; University College Hospital, £3 3s. 0d. Natural History Museum: St. George's Hospital, £5 5s.

Small contributions of this nature have been sometimes authorised in Government Departments where there are numbers of subordinate employés, as some recognition of the services rendered freely by the hospitals to the staff in cases of emergency.