§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the character of some of the statues on the new building of the British Medical Association now in the course of erection in the Strand; and what action, if any, he intends to take in the matter.
(Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) I am not officially the arbiter either of taste or morals, and I have no control over the decoration of private buildings unless they violate the law. Were it otherwise I should see no reason for interference.