§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND (Clare, E.)
To ask the hon. Member for West Derbyshire, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if he can arrange to have the statue of John Bright placed in the same lobby as the statues of Mr. Gladstone and other Statesmen.
§ MR. VICTOR CAVENDISH (Derbyshire, W.)
The First Commissioner regrets that he is not prepared to remove the statue of Mr. Bright to the Central Lobby, which he thinks should be reserved for Leaders of the Houses of Parliament and perhaps, in the future, for Prime Ministers only.
MR. POWELL-WILLIAMS (Birmingham, S.)
Will the First Commissioner consider the propriety of removing the statue of John Bright to a better site than it at present occupies?
§ MR. VICTOR CAVENDISH
If any better site is suggested the First Commissioner 1642 will, I am sure, gladly consider it.
§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
Can the hon. Gentleman say why the Bright statue has been subjected to the humiliation of being shoved into a corner with Oliver Cromwell?
§ [No answer was returned.]