§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that at one of the corners of the Palace building of Stirling Castle a column has disappeared, leaving the carved capital without support; and whether steps will be taken to replace the missing column and protect the capital from destruction; and also to rebuild the fallen or destroyed towers of the Castle, and complete those which have only been partially restored?
§ * MR. CAMPBELL -BANNERMAN
I am not aware of the particular dilapidation referred to in the question, but I will at once inquire whether it is necessary to take steps for preventing further mischief to ornamental work on the Palace. As to rebuilding the towers at the Gateway, that would be a considerable undertaking, and I am not prepared at present to contemplate a large expenditure for the purpose.