Australia: Centenary

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:40 pm on 5 July 2000.

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Photo of Viscount Slim Viscount Slim Crossbench 2:40, 5 July 2000

My Lords, I declare a longstanding interest in Australia. Even today I work for a British company which is very active in Australia. I had the honour of fighting alongside Australians in a couple of campaigns and I have the highest regard for them. I am a member of the Returned Services League of Australia. It is a great organisation which could give any British government advice on how to care for veterans. In that context, does the Minister accept the great sacrifices made by Australians in two world wars? Do the two governments have any plans to erect a memorial or to do something to commemorate this in the coming years in our city of London?