HC Deb 15 May 1911 vol 25 cc1626-7

asked the hon. Member for Southampton, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether the King Edward Memorial Committee have yet placed before him particulars as to the sites in Hyde Park proposed for the memorial; and whether he will at an early stage of the negotiations cause detailed plans to be exhibited in the House?

Captain MURRAY

asked for information as to the sites suggested in Hyde Park for the King Edward Memorial by the Advisory Committee of the King Edward Memorial Fund?


asked whether he could give an assurance that no proposals for alterations to any of the Royal Parks in London will be assented to by the First Commissioner till they have been laid before Parliament?

The TREASURER of the HOUSEHOLD (Mr. Dudley Ward)

Several sites have been under the consideration of certain members of the Advisory Committee, but the Committee has not up till to-day had before it any recommendation of particular sites, or entertained the matter in any practical form. As already indicated in the reply to my hon. Friend's question of the 3rd April, the First Commissioner thinks it most desirable that any such proposals should be laid before Parliament before they are asented to, and is prepared to give the assurance asked for by the hon. Member for North Norfolk.


Will he give the same assurance applying to public buildings or public offices?


I do not know. I shall require notice of that question.