§ 11. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Minister of Works if he will consider removing the statue of George Washington from its site near the National Gallery to a site nearer Westminster.
§ Mr. Emrys Hughes
Is the Minister aware that American visitors to this country do not understand why George Washington, the man who never told a lie, is kept so far from Westminster, and would he consider removing the statue nearer Downing Street or the Foreign Office so that their inhabitants might get inspiration at moments of difficulty?
§ Lord John Hope
I think that on the whole it is probably better to leave Washington where he is. He is only a little way down the road from George III, who has, in fact, turned his back on him.