HC Deb 24 October 1950 vol 478 cc2698-9
46. Mr. John Rodgers

asked the Prime Minister if he is making arrangements to erect a memorial to Field Marshal Smuts.

The Prime Minister

It is customary for the initiative in matters of this kind to be taken by private individuals or voluntary associations. I can, of course, assure the House that, should there be a general desire to erect a memorial in this country to Field Marshal Smuts, His Majesty's Government would give most careful and sympathetic consideration to any proposal.

Mr. Godfrey Nicholson

Is not the Prime Minister satisfied that there is such a general desire?

Mr. Peter Roberts

Would it not be a very pleasing tribute to the memory of a great man if the Government would take a lead in this matter?