HC Deb 15 July 1937 vol 326 cc1486-7
66. Sir C. Rawson

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, how many men are employed on weekdays and Sundays, respectively, at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, to protect the Nelson relics and other treasures; and, in view of the number of visitors on Sunday, will he consider augmenting the number of wardens or guards engaged on Sundays?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

The number of wardens on duty at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, on weekdays and Sundays is 12 and 6 respectively. This Museum was only opened in April. The trustees have under active consideration the problems raised by the popularity of the Museum on Sundays and will no doubt make, or if necessary approach me on, such adjustments as they find to be desirable in the light of practical experience.

Sir C. Rawson

Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman see that the authorities in charge do not leave the matter until it is too late, before they take action.

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

It is primarily a matter for the trustees.

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