§ 41. Mr. Markham
asked the President of the Board of Education what sums are allowed to the various national museums for travelling expenses; and whether the estimated expenses under this head permit officers of these institutions to maintain adequate contact with provincial and foreign museums?
§ The President of the Board of Education (Mr. Oliver Stanley)
The sums allotted to travelling expenses in the museums under the control of my Department, namely, the Victoria and Albert and Science Museums, vary slightly from year to year, and are generally of the order of £1,000 per annum. I am satisfied that the sums allotted suffice in normal circumstances to enable museum officers to maintain adequate contact with provincial and foreign museums.
§ Mr. Markham
Can the President of the Board of Education say how much of this expenditure is devoted to normal travelling expenses, and how much is available to allow officers to pay visits to provincial and foreign museums?