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Armed Forces Memorial

Volume 471: debated on Monday 28 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future funding of the Armed Forces Memorial and the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. (181483)

We are considering what assistance might be given to the trustees in raising the money required to cover the outstanding costs of the project.

The National Memorial Arboretum currently receives grant in aid of £250,000, index-linked, towards the cost of maintenance of the arboretum. The current agreement for this continues until October 2009.