HC Deb 21 September 1886 vol 309 cc1099-100
MR. WHITMORE (Chelsea)

asked the First Commissioner of Works, What progress is being made with the statue of General Gordon, and in the execution of the suggested design for the decoration of Wellington Place?


I am glad to inform my hon. Friend that Mr. Hamo Thornycroft has made satisfactory progress with the statue of General Gordon. As to the decoration of Wellington Place, that is under the control of a Committee presided over by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; and I have no doubt that the work will be taken in hand so soon as the statue of the Duke of Wellington, which must form an important feature in any plan for the improvement of the place, is ready.