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General Gordon And Lord Kitchener (Statues)

Volume 597: debated on Wednesday 17 December 1958

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will open negotiations with the Republic of the Sudan with a view to the erection of the statues, at present in Khartoum, of General Gordon and Lord Kitchener on a suitable site in London, in commemoration of the services of so many British men and women in that part of Africa.

Her Majesty's Government have accepted the offer of the Sudan Government to present the statues of General Gordon and Lord Kitchener to them and the statues will be brought to the United Kingdom in due course. Where they will eventually be placed is being considered.