§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether, as a site was given in the Central Hall for a statue to the late Mr. John Bright, and that the same site has also been given for a statue to the late Mr. Gladstone, he can say if this was done with the consent of the Committee for the erection of the Bright statue, and whether it is proposed to erect within the precincts of the House the statue to Mr. Bright.
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. AKERS DOUGLAS, Kent,) St. Augustine's
The statue of the late Mr. Bright was removed by the Committee more than three years ago, and I have not received any notification of a desire to erect another in its place. I have therefore acceded to the request made to me that the statue of Mr. Gladstone should be placed upon that site. If any proposal should be made to me to allot a place within the precincts of the House for a memorial to Mr. Bright, I will make every endeavour to meet such an application.