HC Deb 06 March 1868 vol 190 c1150

said, he wished to ask the First Commissioner of Works, Whether there is any reason why the entrance gate to New Palace Yard, at the north-east corner near Westminster Bridge, should not be opened at 11 o'clock A.M., instead of as now 4 o'clock P.M., inconvenience being felt by Members and others connected with the House of Commons by the closing of the entrance until 4 o'clock. He also wished to inquire when the new statue of Sir Robert Peel at the entrance gate will be uncovered?


said, in reply, that he was not aware why the gate in question should not be opened at the time named by the hon. Member. He would make inquiry, and unless he discovered some good reason he would take care it should be opened at 11 A.M. With respect to the statue of Sir Robert Peel, the hon. Member had better confer with the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Oxford (Mr. Cardwell), who was Chairman of the Memorial Committee, and who would no doubt be able to answer the Question.

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