HC Deb 16 February 1883 vol 276 c167

asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether the destination of the statue of the Duke of Wellington, recently removed from the arch at Constitution Hill, is arranged; and, whether he can assure the House that there is no intention of replacing it on the arch on its reconstruction?


It has been definitively settled by Her Majesty's Government that the statue of the Duke of Wellington will not be replaced on the Arch at Constitution Hill when the Arch is reconstructed. No decision has been arrived at as to its ultimate destination; but I have nominated a Committee to advise the Government upon the subject. The Duke of Wellington, Lord Hardinge, Sir Frederick Leighton, Mr. Boehm, Mr. Fergusson, and Mr. Mitford have kindly consented to servo on this Committee.