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Armed Forces: Monuments

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will visit the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield to discuss issues arising from increased visitor numbers; and if he will make a statement. (207598)

Ministers have visited the National Memorial Arboretum a number of times over recent months and both they and officials have discussed and corresponded with trustees and the Royal British Legion on issues arising out of the increase in numbers of visitors following the dedication of the Armed Forces Memorial in October of last year. Officials are due to meet representatives of the trusts involved and the Royal British Legion on 29 May to discuss the issues raised by this increase.