HC Deb 11 March 1929 vol 226 c806W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether, in view of the fact that the present site of Rodin's group of the Burghers of Calais has been widely criticised, and that the pedestal which has been chosen fails to render justice to the work, he will consider the question of removal to a more suitable position?


The site for the statuary group in question, as well as the height and design of the base, were fixed after prolonged consideration, in full accordance with the views of M. Rodin himself, who visited this country for the purpose. My Noble Friend, therefore, does not see his way to adopt the suggestion made, which, apart from other considerations, would involve sub-stantial expenditure from public funds.