§ 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 2699 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. 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?