HC Deb 23 January 1940 vol 356 cc380-1
69. Mr. MacLaren

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the Curator of the Tate Gallery is still being paid full salary; and, now that the Gallery is closed, what duties does he perform?

Captain Crookshank

I presume the hon. Member refers to the Director and Keeper of the Tate Gallery. This officer is being paid his usual salary. It is part of the normal duties of such officers to maintain contact with art institutions abroad, and the officer in question is at present performing such duties in North America where he is delivering a series of lectures under the auspices of the National Gallery of Canada, and arranging for the proper care of British pictures which have been on loan at the New York World Fair.

Mr. MacLaren

May I ask whether he receives a fee or salary from the people he is now visiting?

Captain Crookshank

I should have to have notice of that Question?