Oral Answers to Questions — Railings Removal

– in the House of Commons on 9th December 1942.

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Photo of Mr John Parker Mr John Parker , Romford

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Planning, whether he will give instructions for the removal of railings round statues, memorials, and other monuments when they are not of historical value?

Photo of Mr George Hicks Mr George Hicks , Woolwich East

Such railings are removed unless they form part of the memorial, are necessary to protect it, or possess exceptional artistic merit or historical interest of their own.

Photo of Mr George Hall Mr George Hall , Merthyr Tydfil Aberdare

Why have the railings been left around the Albert Memorial? Is that to protect it?

Photo of Mr George Hicks Mr George Hicks , Woolwich East

You get a good view of the Memorial with the others down, do you not?