HC Deb 15 February 1955 vol 537 c21W
57. Sir C. Taylor

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of thefts that have occurred in the last 12 months from national museums and art galleries.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Apart from two cases recently reported in the Press, there have, so far as I am aware, been no such thefts of museum objects within the last 12 months; nor do my right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Minister of Education know of any thefts, other than one or two instances of petty pilfering, from the national institutions for which they are responsible.