§ MR. MAHONY (Meath, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he will take steps to have the statue of Thomas Davis, by Hogan, at present suffering from exposure to the weather at Mount Jerome Cemetery, removed to the new Science and Art Buildings, Dublin; and whether he is aware that it is the earnest wish of the members of the family of the late Mr. Thomas Davies, and of the original subscribers to the statue, that it should be so removed?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. JACKSON,) Leeds, N.
I made inquiry last year in answer to a question, and stated that the Science and Art Department were quite prepared to accept the statue. I will make further inquiry to see if there are any difficulties which can be overcome, and I will ask the hon. Gentleman to repeat the question on a later day.
§ MR. JACKSON
I have no direct information; but I have seen a letter, which would indicate that it is the wish of the family that the statue should be removed.