HC Deb 13 November 1919 vol 121 cc478-9

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any negotiations have been or are being carried on and agreements arrived at by His Majesty's Government with the Belgian Government for the adequate preservation of Ypres as a memorial of British valour and sacrifice in the War: whether its boundaries for this purpose will be delimited clearly and protected from wanton damage by tourists; under whose care the ruins will be; and who will be responsible for their necessary repairs?


Yes, Sir; this question has been entrusted to a War Office Committee, under the chairmanship of the Adjutant-General, which is in touch with the appropriate Belgian authorities on the spot. The remaining points raised by the right hon. Gentleman will, I am sure, be carefully considered by this Committee, and I will draw their attention to them.

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