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Emergency Services: Monuments

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL15201, tabled on 22 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support a national memorial to recognise the work of the emergency services.

Answered on

29 April 2021

It is not normal practice for central government to fund new memorials.

Many organisations – public and private – are able (subject to the relevant permissions) to propose, fund, develop and deliver memorials marking a variety of incidents and historical moments in a way that they are best-placed to deem appropriate and sensitive.

Many successful memorials are created by a wide-range of authorities and organisations and this allows each memorial to respond sensitively to the particular circumstances that it seeks to commemorate.