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Slavery: Monuments

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Dawn Butler Dawn Butler Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking help ensure that Memorial 2007 has the necessary funding required before November 2019.

Photo of Jake Berry Jake Berry Minister of State (Cabinet Office), Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (jointly with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)

We carefully consider each request for funding. Memorial 2007 approached MHCLG last year and unfortunately the Department was unable to provide support at that time. We are supportive of the aims of the monument and the organisation. The suffering caused by slavery and the slave trade is among the most dishonourable and abhorrent chapters in human history. The International Slavery Museum in Liverpool is an example of a memorial that educates citizens about this dark time in our shared history.

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