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Lord Dowding

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if it is intended to erect a statue to the memory of the late Air Chief Marshal, Lord Dowding, for his leading contribution in the Battle of Britain; and if he will make a statement.

[pursuant to his reply, 23 March 1987]: It has been the policy of successive Governments since 1956 not to sponsor further memorials to leaders of the second world war. However, if sufficient public support is forthcoming, my right hon. Friend will consider sympathetically any application for this consent under the Public Statues (Metropolis) Act.