HC Deb 19 November 1953 vol 520 c1902
49. Colonel Gomme-Duncan

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the industrial staff at the British Museum has increased from 26 in 1952–53 to 32 in 1953–54.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Because six additional labourers were authorised to help with the return of sculpture from wartime storage, and to reinstall it in the exhibition galleries.

Colonel Gomme-Duncan

Will this therefore be a temporary item?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I understand that the work will not be concluded in this financial year and will, therefore, go into the next. I cannot go beyond that.