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National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th July 2019.

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Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Conservative, Gainsborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answers of 16 June 2017 and 19 June 2019 to Questions 106178 and 263702 on the National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service, who raised the possibility of Victoria Tower Gardens as a location for the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in early autumn 2015 on behalf of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation; and for what reason that possibility was not discussed first by that Foundation’s board.

Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

In November 2015 the property sub-committee of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation was asked to undertake a search of Government sites. The property sub-committee raised Victoria Tower Gardens as a possible site at the Foundation meeting on 13 January 2016.

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