HC Deb 08 June 1903 vol 123 c220

I beg to ask the hon. Member for West Derbyshire, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if he will explain why the name of the donor is inscribed upon the pedestal of the bust of Oliver Cromwell, and why the name of the donor or names of the donors of all other busts or statues is or are not inscribed upon the respective pedestals.


In the case of the bust of Oliver Cromwell the donor was a single individual who desired his name to be associated with the gift. In the other cases there were a number of subscribers who expressed no such wish.

MR. JAMES LOWTHER (Kent, Thanet)

I should like to know whether it is the case that persons who wish to advertise themselves in this way are entitled to do so.