03 December 1997
Membership of Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Committee
The membership and terms of reference of the committee which will consider possible memorials to Diana, Princess of Wales, was announced today by the Chancellor, Gordon Brown.
The Chancellor, who is to chair the Committee, said:
"Diana, Princess of Wales was greatly loved, and I consider it an honour to have been asked by the Prime Minister to chair this important committee. The public have responded magnificently to my request for proposals for commemorating the work of the Princess of Wales. Every one of the 7,000 proposals so far has been carefully read and every one will be taken into account."
Notes for editors
The Prime Minister asked the Chancellor to chair a committee To consider possible memorials to Diana, Princess of Wales. The Chancellor's new committee is to be made up of:
- the Lord Chamberlain, Lord Airlie, representing the Royal Household;
- Lady Sarah McCorquodale, representing Earl Spencer (who will also attend meetings when he is in the country) and the Princess's family;
- Lord Attenborough;
- Mr Paul Burrell;
- Baroness Chalker;
- Diane Louise Jordan;
- Mr Anthony Julius;
- The Hon Rosa Monckton;
- Jane Tewson.
Its terms of reference are:
"To advise HM Government as to how the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, can best be commemorated, complementing the work of the Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Fund. In taking forward this work, the Committee will take into account the views of members of the public, and have regard to the charities and causes which the Princess supported."
The Committee will be assisted by an advisory group of representatives from all the main political parties and by a further group drawn from the charities which the Princess
supported. The membership of the advisory groups will be announced shortly.
The Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Fund is an independent charity which has been set up to commemorate her life and to support the causes with which the Princess was associated. Two of its trustees, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Mr Anthony Julius, will serve on the Chancellor's Committee, but its funding decisions will be matters for its trustees and not for the Committee.
Those wishing to donate money in the Princess's memory should write directly to the Fund at Kensington Palace, or c/o Mishcon de Reya, 21 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 5HS.
Enquiries on the Memorial Committee should be addressed to:
Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Committee
London SW1P 3AG
Enquiries on the Memorial Fund to:
Kate Knightley Day
0171 440 7071
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