HC Deb 03 April 1862 vol 166 cc444-5

said, he wished to ask the First Commissioner of Works, How soon it is expected that the monument of the late Duke of Wellington, in St. Paul's Cathedral, will be finished; and whether the surplus of the sum voted for the Duke's funeral will be sufficient to defray the whole cost of the work?


said, the artist to whom the commission had been given to prepare the model had received his instructions on the subject in November, 1858. Three years and a half had, therefore, elapsed since the order had been given. The model, however, was not yet completed. He was sorry that so long a delay should have occurred in the matter; but he presumed the time had not been wasted, and that the artist was preparing himself by preliminary study for the better execution of his design. He was not able to inform the House when the model would be ready, but he had no doubt that the sum voted would be found sufficient for the purpose for which it was intended