HC Deb 03 April 1951 vol 486 cc6-7
3. Wing Commander Bullus

asked the Minister of Works what use he proposes to make of the Lion and Unicorn statues taken from Westminster Hall: and if they can be used on the South Bank Festival of Britain site.

Mr. Stokes

The plaster figures of the Lion and the Unicorn have been offered on loan to the Festival authorities, but they are unable to make use of them. I have no other suggestion for their use at present.

Wing Commander Bullus

Will the right hon. Gentleman say what he is going to do with them, and will he give an assurance that they will not be destroyed?

Mr. Stokes

They are being carefully stored against the eventuality of any occasion when their appearance would be suitable.

Mr. Cocks

Could they be used to adorn respectively the offices of the Government and Opposition Whips?

Mr. Emrys Hughes

Has the Minister thought of Madame Tussaud's?