HC Deb 03 August 1916 vol 85 cc489-90

asked whether the Government, in deciding upon the best and most appropriate national memorial to Lord Kitchener, will consider the desirability of establishing throughout the Empire Kitchener hostels and training colleges for the children of officers and men killed or disabled in the present war; and, if so, whether the Gov- ernment will take the initiative and invite the co-operation of the principal provincial centres in this country and of the Overseas Dominions in the promotion of this project?


The question of a national memorial to Lord Kitchener is, I am informed, in the hands of a Committee of which Queen Alexandra is president and the Lord Mayor of London, treasurer. The Committee will no doubt consider my hon. Friend's suggestion, but the Government have no control over the matter, which is quite distinct from the proposal of this House to erect a memorial to Lord Kitchener out of public funds.

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