§ Mr. Markham
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, what is his policy with regard to recent archaeological finds at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk; whether adequate public notice will be given of any treasure trove inquest; and whether East Anglian institutions will receive an adequate proportion of the finds made?
§ Captain Crookshank
In reply to the first and third parts of the question no decision can be taken as regards the disposal of such part of these finds as may possibly be judged to be treasure trove, pending the holding of the Coroner's Inquest.
In reply to the second part, I understand that though the proceedings at a Coroner's Inquest are open to the public, it is not the practice to give any public notice of the holding of an Inquest, whether on treasure trove or otherwise. I am informed, however, that it is the provisional intention to hold the Inquest in the present case about the middle of this month.