HC Deb 16 June 1953 vol 516 cc708-9
10. Dr. Stross

asked the Minister of Works whether he can give an estimate of the cost of moving Rodin's group, the "Burghers of Calais," from its present high pedestal down to a reasonable level.

Sir D. Eccles

The cost of moving the "Burghers of Calais," including the provision of a new pedestal is estimated at £4,000.

Dr. Stross

Could the Minister say that, although the sum is not insignificant, he will be able to find the money in this Coronation year and let us look at this very important piece of work?

Sir D. Eccles

I wish I could, but in fact I have not been able to get the money.