HC Deb 04 December 1919 vol 122 cc561-2
28. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Prime Minister whether the statues to late Prime Ministers voted from public funds were placed in Westminster Abbey and not in the House of Commons; whether the statues to Bright, Northcote, Gladstone, and Granville, and the busts of W. H. Smith and Lord Randolph Churchill in the House of Commons were all provided by private subscription; and whether he will now reconsider the proposal to vote money from public funds for a statue to the late Mr. Chamberlain?


The answer to the first two parts of the question is in the affirmative, as regards the last part, I see no reason to modify the opinion which I expressed in answer to a question by the hon. Member on Thursday, 20th November.

Colonel C. LOWTHER

Could not we reproduce in stone Prime Ministers during their lifetime?


All Prime Ministers, in my experience, get plenty of stones thrown at them.