§ 51. Major CARVER
asked the First Commissioner of Works, in view of the fact that £10,700 was originally voted for an equestrian statue of the late Field Marshal Earl Haig, how soon it is the intention of the Government to erect a suitable memorial of this nature?
§ The FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)
A considerable amount of work still remains to be done before the bronze statue can be cast, and I do not expect that it will be possible to erect the memorial this year.
§ Major CARVER
Has the widow of the late Field Marshal been consulted, and will my right hon. Friend take steps to meet her wishes in the matter?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
The contract was placed by the Government in 1928 or 1929, and the sculptor has been at work since then on various models. I do not think that any question of consultation comes in.