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Takrouna Monument

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action he is taking to protect and preserve the monument at Takrouna, Tunisia, which commemorates the relief of that strongpoint by the Eighth Army and the Free French Forces in April 1943.

We have no responsibility for this monument, which is threatened by mining operations. But our embassy in Tunis is monitoring the situation and is ready to find an appropriate alternative site if necessary for the commemorative plaque.