HC Deb 23 February 1921 vol 138 cc980-1W
Lieut.-Colonel A. MURRAY

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether surveys have been made within the confines of any of the royal parks in connection with the question of finding suitable sites for war memorials and statues; whether he is aware of the opposition, to which this House has frequently given expression, to the placing of statues in the royal parks; and whether he can say that no such proposal is in contemplation?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. I am fully aware of the views which have been frequently expressed in this House objecting to the placing of statues in the Royal Parks, with which I am generally in agreement. The hon. Member is no doubt aware of the proposed site for the Guards' memorial, of which I have already informed the House in answer to previous questions.