HL Deb 27 September 2000 vol 616 cc145-6WA
Lord Vivian

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will support the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the battle of E1 Alamein in 2002. [HL3337]

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

At present the Eighth Army Veterans Association is still deciding how they wish to commemorate the anniversary, but it is thought that the main event of commemoration will be a service of remembrance and thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. The Army will, of course, do all that it can to support the commemoration.