asked the hon. Member for the Pollok Division of Glasgow, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, what is the value of the land occupied by the Geological Museum in Piccadilly and Jermyn Street; what number of persons visited the Museum in the years 1919, 1920 and 1921, respectively; and whether arrangements could be made for the housing of the contents of the Museum at South Kensington or elsewhere so that it might be possible to dispose of this very valuable central site?
As regards the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply which I gave to a similar question on the 4th of April last, of which I am sending him a copy. I am informed that the number of visitors to the Museum during the years in question was 27,600, 30,100 and 26,800, respectively. The First Commissioner hesitates to offer an opinion in regard to the suggestion contained in the last part of the question.