HC Deb 19 December 1934 vol 296 c1154
26. Captain FULLER

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he is aware that the decorative plans on each side of the doorway in St. Stephen's Porch are, in spite of a warning notice, being damaged by fingering and dust; and whether he will consider placing an effective ventilated glass covering over them to prevent deterioration?


My hon. Friend's suggestion was considered two years ago, but owing to the expense and the disadvantage arising from reflections on the glass, I decided that glazing was unnecessary. I have recently examined the paintings and am unable to find any trace of damage. I am, however, arranging for the paintings to be dusted more frequently during humid weather. The glazing of the paintings would not remedy the nuisance arising from dust but would, I think, be calculated to make it worse.