HC Deb 19 October 1954 vol 531 c1025
55. Dr. Stross

asked the Minister of Works whether he is now able to give an approximate date for the removal of the "Burghers of Calais" from its present pedestal to the site nearby.

Mr. Birch

I regret that I cannot yet say when this work will be done.

Dr. Stross

Does that answer mean that the Minister accepts the view of his predecessor, that as soon as money is available he will make this significant piece of work as visible as possible to the public and that only lack of funds is now holding him up?

Mr. Birch

Certainly. I think the whole of the Victoria Gardens ought to be re-designed and that that should be part of the re-design.