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House Of Commons (Works Of Art Committee)

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 29 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Works what arrangements he is making to review works of art at present displayed in the Commons area of the Palace of Westminster.

With the agreement of Mr. Speaker, I have invited six hon. Members to form a small Advisory Committee on Works of Art in the Commons area of the Palace of Westminster. My noble Friend the Member for Dorset, South (Viscount Hinchingbrooke) has kindly consented to act as chairman, and the hon. Members for Farnham (Mr. Nicholson), Bury and Radcliffe (Sir W. Fletcher), Stoke-on-Trent, Central (Dr. Stross), Deptford (Sir L. Plummer), and Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Grimond) have kindly agreed to serve on the Committee.The terms of reference for the Committee are:

(1) to examine works of art at present in the Commons area of the Palace of Westminster, and to make recommendations on their suitability and display;
(2) to make recommendations about the selection and acquisition of works of art for the Commons area of the Palace of Westminster.

Offers of works of art should be made to the Secretary to the Committee (A.S.16), Lambeth Bridge House, S.E.1