Prime Minister promises National Memorial Arboretum will be funded

The Prime Minister has promised funding will not be cut for the National Memorial Arboretum.

The National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum

David Cameron’s words come after the Ministry of Defence confirmed the amount of money the Alrewas site received would be heavily reduced.

But now the Prime Minister has responded to criticism of the move by Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant.

Mr Cameron said he had been “moved” by his visits to the Arboretum and said funding would be guaranteed “for as long as I am Prime Minister”.

“No-one should be in any doubt that this government and this Prime Minister strongly support the Arboretum.

“I’m confident if the National Memorial Arboretum continues to need support it will continue to get support,” Mr Cameron said in an interview with the BBC.

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  1. Some Bloke

    29th March, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I hope the Prime Minister doesn’t try and wriggle out of this commitment. The NMA is a nation gem, and needs and deserves more support than either Lichfield District Council or Staffordshire County Council can afford. It needs to be free entry to the public so that those who need to grieve and remember have no bars to entry.

    I hope Mr Fabricant will keep an eye on the situation. I know I will.

  2. johnthemon

    31st March, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Not forgetting there is space enough on the empty panels for an additional 15,000 names. When will we ever learn.