HC Deb 11 November 1952 vol 507 cc30-1W
97. Viscountess Davidson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the Director of the Tate Gallery authorised the publication of the unsuitable article which appeared in the magazine "Illustrated" on 25th October.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The Director allowed the photographs to be taken because he understood that Miss Gabor was appearing in a film about Toulouse-Lautrec, and that she wanted to visit the gallery to see the picture by Toulouse-Lautrec there, and to be photographed with these and others. The article was not submitted to him in its final form.

It would have been better if the Director had made sure that the article was submitted to him before publication, so that he could have assessed its suitability.