HC Deb 20 December 1912 vol 45 cc1962-3
Captain MURRAY

I desire to refer for a few moments to the subject of the Memorial to the late King Edward. At a meeting of the King Edward Memorial Committee, which took place yesterday, and subsequently in answer to questions that were put, the announcement was made in this House that the Memorial to the late King, which it was originally proposed to place on a site at the head of the Broad Walk in Green Park, is now to be placed opposite to what may be termed the Carlton House site at the foot of Waterloo Place. I desire to express on my own behalf and on behalf of those on this side who have interested themselves in this matter, our sincere gratification at this announcement. It will, I feel sure, be understood that the criticisms we have directed against the site in the Green Park have been prompted solely by a desire to preserve to the London parks such rural amenities as they at present possess. We are deeply grateful for the consideration which has been shown to our views, and I should like to take this opportunity of thanking the First Commissioner of Works, and the hon. Gentleman who represents him in this House, for the courtesy they have shown on every occasion on which we have approached them in this matter.

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. McKenna) rose in his place, and claimed to move, "That the Question be now put."

Question, "That the Question be now put," put, and agreed to.

Question, "That this House do now adjourn until Monday, 30th December," put accordingly, and agreed to.

Adjourned accordingly at Nineteen minutes before Five o'clock, till Monday, (30th December.