HC Deb 08 May 1905 vol 145 cc1113-4
DR. SHIPMAN (Northampton)

To ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if he will explain why there was removed from the statue of the late Earl of Beaconsfield on the anniversary of his death a shield composed of primroses and forget-me-nots bearing a quotation from one of his speeches.

(Answered by Lord Balcarres.) This was done because it was felt that references to current controversy were out of place in the decoration of monuments of departed statesmen.