§ 26. Mr. GILBERT
asked the First Commissioner of Works when it is proposed entirely to remove the hoarding from King Charles' statue at Charing Cross; if he will state why it has only partly been removed up till now; and what is the estimated cost of the whole work?
§ Sir A. MOND
The hoarding will be removed when the repairs to the fractured bronze casting have been completed, which will be in a month or five weeks. The hoarding and protection of sand bags were partly removed to allow of the repairs being undertaken. The cost of the whole work in estimated at £710, of which the cost of repairs to bronze and the removal of hoardings, etc., will be £300.