HC Deb 04 August 1939 vol 350 cc2844-5W
Mr. Markham

asked the Prime Minister what is the present state of the Lee Stack Memorial Fund; whether annual reports are published; and whether any portion of the fund has been earmarked for museum purposes?

Mr. Butler

On 31st December, 1938, the Lee Stack Memorial Fund had incurred expenditure on capital works of £ E82,123 and at that date possessed net assets to the value of £ E418,332 at cost, invested almost entirely in British Government securities. The reply to the second part of the question is in the negative, but a copy of the accounts, audited by the Auditor-General of the Sudan Government, is rendered to my Noble Friend and is forwarded to the Comptroller and Auditor-General. The sum of £ E40,000 was allotted for the construction of a Library and Museum at Khartoum, but in order to provide the revenue necessary to continue work on combating disease all outstanding capital services were cancelled in 1936.