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Cenotaph, Whitehall

Volume 118: debated on Tuesday 29 July 1919

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asked the Prime Minister when the article known as the Cenotaph will be removed from Whitehall; and whether in future a Christian design will be adopted in national memorials for our fallen soldiers and sailors

The answer to the first part of the question is that no decision has yet been taken. With regard to the second part of the question, the Cenotaph was erected in order that on the day of the Peace Procession the nation should visibly express the great debt which it owes to all those who, from all parts of the Empire, irrespective of their religious creeds, made the supreme sacrifice.