HC Deb 22 March 1928 vol 215 cc581-2W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will, for the convenience of the public, take steps to introduce a greater degree of uniformity than at present exists among the various London museums and galleries, in regard to hours of opening, prices of admission, and free days?


This question is within the scope of the Royal Commission which is now sitting on museums and galleries.

Commodore KING

No form of statistics suitable for publication can be devised which meets exactly all the purposes for which statistics relating to the coal industry are used. As recently as February, 1927, the Advisory Committee for the Coal Industry, on which both owners and miners are represented, reconsidered this question and decided that the present classification is the most suitable when all considerations are taken into account. I do not propose, therefore, to alter the present classification, but I will send the information to the hon. Member.