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National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 106178, tabled on 6 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on what date Victoria Tower Gardens was first considered by the Government as a possible site for the Holocaust Memorial; and by whom that proposal was made.

Answered on

16 October 2017

During the course of 2015 the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation - as the cross-party body responsible for advising on the delivery of the Holocaust Commission recommendations - was tasked with conducting a full search of all possibilities to find the most iconic location for the Memorial and Learning Centre. Victoria Tower Gardens was one of almost 50 sites identified and considered and was first raised as a possible location by the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation in the early autumn 2015.