HC Deb 06 June 1939 vol 348 cc207-8
49. Mr. Mander

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the present position with reference to the cleaning and re-erection of the Elgin marbles in the British Museum?

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Captain Crookshank)

I would refer the hon. Member to the replies which I gave on 18th and 26th May to the hon. Member for South Nottingham (Mr. Markham) and the hon. and gallant Member for Nuneaton (Lieut.-Commander Fletcher).

Mr. Mander

Would it be correct to assume that the resignations of two important officials are connected with this unauthorised cleaning, and that disciplinary action was taken?

Captain Crookshank

Yes, Sir, the trustees did take disciplinary action.

Mr. Cocks

Is it not time that these marbles were returned to Athens?

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