HC Deb 30 December 1912 vol 46 cc7-8
6. Captain MURRAY

asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether, in connection with the site for the King Edward Memorial, he will consider the suggestion that the Duke of York's Column should be demolished and the memorial erected near the steps overlooking St. James's Park?

Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN (Lord of the Treasury)

The First Commissioner does not sec his way to consider the suggestion referred to.

Captain MURRAY

May I ask out of what funds the Duke of York's Column is kept in repair?


The repair and upkeep of the Duke of York's Column falls on the Office of Works Vote.


Will the hon. Gentleman consider throwing this column open to the public, so that a view might be obtained from the top, and is the hon. Gentleman aware that the City of London make a profit of £300 per annum on their Monument, and will the Board of Works do something on the same lines?


I will convey that suggestion to the First Commissioner.

9. Captain MURRAY

asked whether the hon. Gentleman has any information to the effect that the memorial to King Edward is to take the form of an equestrian statue?


The answer to my hon. Friend is in the affirmative.