HC Deb 01 July 1958 vol 590 c1044
2. Sir W. Anstruther-Gray

asked the Minister of Works whether he has considered the offer from the Town Council of the Royal Borough of North Berwick of a portrait of the late Sir John Strange-ways, M.P.; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Molson

Yes, Sir. On the recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Works of Art in the House of Commons I have gratefully accepted this offer.

I should like to take this opportunity of expressing my appreciation of the generosity of the Council of the Royal Burgh of North Berwick in offering this picture to the House.

Sir W. Anstruther-Gray

May I ask my right hon. Friend where it is proposed to hang this picture? Secondly, may I ask him whether a suitable inscription will be placed on it to show its origin?

Mr. Molson

I intend to consult the Advisory Committee on Works of Art as to the most suitable place for hanging it. I have seen a photograph. It is a most attractive seventeenth century portrait of an old Member of this House, whose son and grandson sat in the Convention Parliament with him, and I hope to find a suitable place for it during the long Recess.