§ Colonel BURN
asked the hon. Member for the East Dorset Division, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether anything has been decided as to a site for the King Edward VII. memorial; and when will an opportunity be given for a full discussion in this House before anything is definitely settled?
The TREASURER of the HOUSEHOLD (Captain Guest)
As has already been stated the Committee has recommended that the statue of King Edward VII. should be placed in the grass vista which leads from Piccadilly to the Queen Victoria Memorial. A model will be exhibited in the Tea Room as soon as it is completed. The question of discussion may perhaps be allowed to stand over until the model has been shown.
§ Earl WINTERTON
Shall we have a chance in this House of discussing the matter before the Committee's decision is binding upon the country?
asked the hon. Member for the East Dorset Division, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he can indicate the position of the sites for the King Edward Memorial statue that have recently been under the consideration of the King Edward Memorial Committee?
This seems to be a question which should be addressed to Sir Thomas Vezey Strong, the chairman of the Mansion House Committee, who will no doubt be able to give the hon. Member the information desired.
Would the hon. Gentleman kindly tell me how I can address this question to Sir Thomas Vezey Strong?
§ Lord BALCARRES
Will the hon. Gentleman be so good as to say if Sir Thomas Vezey Strong has any right to recommend this statue to be placed in a Royal Park without the assent of the Office of Works?