§ 40. Captain MURRAY
asked the hon. Member for St. George s-in-the-East, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he is a position to make any statement in regard to the site selected for the King Edward Memorial?
§ Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN (Lord of the Treasury)
The First Commissioner is happy to be able to inform my hon. Friend that the Advisory Committee has received a letter from Lord Stamfordham conveying His Majesty's approval to a proposal that the statue of his late Majesty King Edward VII. should be erected between the Duke of York's column and Waterloo Place. At a meeting of the General Committee, held this morning at the Mansion House, it was agreed to adopt a scheme based upon this suggestion, and the First Commissioner is sure that this change will meet with general approval.
§ Captain MURRAY
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that announcement will cause gratification amongst a large number of people, and may I ask whether in connection with the site he will bear in mind no good reason has over been discovered why the Duke of York column was erected?