HC Deb 29 March 2001 vol 365 c749W
Siobhain McDonagh

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the Government's provision of a national memorial in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the service of the Crown during the course of the Northern Ireland troubles. [156480]

Dr. Reid

A memorial, to be known as the Ash Grove Memorial, has been sited within the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire. The memorial takes the form of a grove of ash trees, at the centre of which is a circle of six large boulders, quarried from each of the six counties in Northern Ireland. These boulders encase a granite monolith which will bear the inscription:

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