World War I: Sikhs

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 23rd May 2016.

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Photo of David Mackintosh David Mackintosh Conservative, Northampton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will consider securing a suitable site in central London for a permanent monument to the death of Sikh people in the First World War.

Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Government fully recognises the outstanding military contribution of Sikhs during the First World War.

It is for local groups and organisations interested in establishing such a memorial to work with the relevant local planning authority and other organisations to identify a suitable site and obtain the necessary planning permissions.

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