HL Deb 02 July 2003 vol 650 cc105-6WA
Lord Mackie of Benshie

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Who is responsible for the area in Whitehall containing the statues of three generals of World War II; and why the site is often full of litter. [HL3517]

Lord Bach

Responsibility for the area of grass between the Ministry of Defence main building and Whitehall rests with the PFI contractor for the redevelopment of main building, Modus Services plc. The paved area at the foot of the statues is the responsibility of Westminster City Council.

However, although every effort is made to maintain its appearance, due to the volume of visitors in the area, the absence of litterbins and the adjacent building site, the ground can from time to time become somewhat untidy. Nevertheless, this question has been brought to the attention of Modus.