Bob Russell – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Defence

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Bob Russell on 2014-04-08.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to transfer the maintenance of graves of military personnel who have died since 1945 from his Department to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Anna Soubry

It is important that maintenance of post-second World War military graves in the UK is undertaken in the most efficient and effective way.

The transfer of responsibility for some 6,139 graves from the Ministry of Defence to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), who already maintain many more such graves, is accordingly under consideration. Discussions between the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and the CWGC about the possibility of such a change are ongoing.