HC Deb 02 March 1905 vol 142 c186
*COLONEL LEGGE (St. George's, Hanover Square)

I beg to ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he can explain why the pillars, now in course of erection on either side of the approaches to the Mall and Birdcage Walk from Buckingham Gate, are being built at an angle to instead of square with the roadways and footways.

LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)

These pillars are part of an architectural design forming a segment of a circle, as is clearly seen in approaching from Buckingham Palace Road. This accounts for their not standing squarely with the roads.