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Palace Of Westminster (Pictures And Tapestries)

Volume 530: debated on Tuesday 13 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Works whether he will consider loaning tapestries and suitable paintings to decorate the walls of the Committee Rooms, Dining Rooms, passages, &c., of the Palace of Westminster, so as in some way to make them as decorative as they were before the former rooms of the Palace were burnt down in the reign of King William IV.

I have no pictures or tapestries suitable for the Palace of Westminster. If the hon. Member knows of any donors or lenders of such works, I should be glad of the information.


asked the Minister of Works if he will revise the arrangement of pictures in all the rooms of the House of Commons, with a view to seeing that great statesmen are remembered and their pictures placed in the appropriate place.

I am discussing with the authorities of the Palace of Westminster the best method of carrying out the hon. Member's suggestion.