HC Deb 14 July 1953 vol 517 c143W
82. Mr. Logan

asked the Minister of Works (1) if he will make a statement about the memorial to the late George Lansbury which his Department propose to erect at the Lido in Hyde Park;

(2) when the unveiling ceremony of the memorial plaque to George Lansbury will take place.

Sir D. Eccles

Yes. My predecessor, the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Ipswich (Mr. Stokes) conceived the idea which, I am sure, will commend itself to both sides of the House, of commemorating the happy and distinguished association of the late Mr. Lansbury as First Commissioner of Works with improvements to the Royal Parks and especially with the Hyde Park Lido. Accordingly, Mr. H. Wilson Parker, F.R.B.S., has been commissioned to design a plaque in bronze containing a relief of Mr. Lansbury's head and an appropriate inscription. The plaque is now nearly ready and will be fixed to the wall of the Lido Pavilion facing the Serpentine.

The right hon. Gentleman the Leader of the Opposition has agreed to unveil it at a ceremony to be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 30th July next, in the presence of members of Mr. Lansbury's family. Hon. Members who wish to be present will be very welcome.