§ MR. PAULTON (Durham, Bishop Auckland)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the crucifix placed over the altar in Edward the Confessor's Chapel in Westminster Abbey during the preparations for the recent Coronation was put up with the knowledge and under the directions of the Office of Works, and, if so, from whom was it received; was it afterwards taken down by the Department and left at the disposal of the Dean and Chapter; if not, what was done with the crucifix, and by whose authority was it again erected in the Chapel, together with figures of the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, for a festival on the 13th instant.
§ MR AILWYN FELLOWES (Hunts, Ramsey)
The sculptured group representing the Crucifixion with St. Alary and St. John was neither put up by nor under the directions of the Office of Works. It was not taken down nor re-erected in its present position by the Department. Presumably this was done under the directions of the Dean and Chapter.