HC Deb 26 April 1956 vol 551 c1958
27. Mr. Albu

asked the Minister of Education whether he will make a statement on the appointment of a Director of the Science Museum.

The Minister of Education (Sir David Eccles)

The vacancy has been advertised by the Civil Service Commission and applications are now being considered.

Mr. Albu

Can the right hon. Gentleman confirm whether it is a fact that the vacancy is still being advertised at a salary lower than that paid for comparable positions in national museums dealing with other subjects? If that is the case, is it not a very invidious comparison?

Sir D. Eccles

The salary is £2,325. It is somewhat lower than the salary paid, for instance, to the Director of the British Museum, but I think that we had better see how we get on with the applications.

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