HC Deb 29 January 1941 vol 368 c576W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings what open-air statues in London are being specially protected as works of art; and whether he is satisfied that the arrangements are adequate?

Mr. Hicks

Of the open-air statues In London, those of Charles I by Le Sueur, Charles II by Grinling Gibbons and George II by Rysbrack have been protected, and James II by Grinling Gibbons has been removed to a place of safety. In addition, the statues of William III by Bacon, George III by Wyatt and The Burghers of Calais by Rodin are to be protected. Having regard to the urgent calls on A.R.P., labour and materials, it is necessary strictly to limit the statues to which protection can be applied.