§ Sir R. Glyn
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether it is intended during the duration of the war to proceed further with the National Memorial to His late Majesty King George V; and whether the buildings in Abingdon Street, owned by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, can be made available for Government use, thus freeing other accommodation?
§ Mr. Ramsbotham
I understand that work on the statue, which will be a matter of 18 months or so, will be proceeding, but that the actual erection and the preparation of the site for it, will be for consideration in the light of the circumstances obtaining at the time when it is nearing completion. My hon. Friend will recall that the buildings in Abingdon Street are outside the area of the memorial scheme as that scheme was finally approved.