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Kensington Palace: Memorial Proposals

Volume 592: debated on Tuesday 28 July 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to the Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 7 July (H.L. Deb., col. 1090) suggesting that the imaginative changes were now intended for the north of Kensington Palace, rather than to the south of it, whether this is compatible with government statements that no decision has yet been taken and with the process of public consultation. [HL2824]

It is compatible. I was describing proposals which are currently the subject of a preliminary consultation exercise. No decisions will be taken on these proposals until the results of this exercise have been fully considered by the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Committee. Should they continue to support the proposals, the process of commissioning a design would start. Any preferred design would in due course be subject to the formal consultation processes which apply to developments on Crown land as set out in Department of the Environment Circular 18 of 1984.