§ 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?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
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.