§ 22. Sir H. Williams
asked the Minister of Works what is the purpose of the concrete wall now being erected round Parliament Square; and why the statues are being erected so that pedestrians can only see the backs.
§ Mr. Stokes
The dwarf walls and kerbs which are being erected in Parliament Square are not concrete, but Portland Stone. They are required because of varying levels in the scheme approved by Parliament in 1949. The statues have also been erected in accordance with this scheme, to face the broad paved walk in the new central garden and to face the Houses of Parliament.