§ 72. Mr. THORNE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the excavations which are taking place in the Colchester district, under the supervision of a British Museum official, are being carried out with any financial assistance from the Government; and whether the relics which are being unearthed are intended to be placed in the British Museum or other museums?
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
The excavations in question are being carried out by the Colchester Corporation, in connection with the construction of a by-pass road. No cash assistance for this work is being given by the Government, but the British Museum are lending the services of one of their expert officials to supervise the work. The disposal of any relics discovered will be a matter for the Corporation to consider.