1 OCTOBER 1948, Page 16

A LLOYD. GEORGE MEMORIAL SIR,—May I add the following to

the statements that appeared in a recent issue of The Spectator? The query of the suitability of memori4ls to Prime Ministers is beside the point. This appeal is for a worthy and permanent memorial to a village boy of Wales who became an inter- national figure, who led the British people to victory in World War I, and who fought all his life for the betterment of social conditions. One of the new County Colleges for young people will be in Li. G.'s own village of Llanystumdwy, and the proposal is to give it special status and character as The Lloyd George Memorial College. Your column did not mention that Ll. G.'s own brother, Dr. William Geoige, another noted Welshman, is an active and generous member of the Appeal Committee. It also needs to be stated that the members of this Committee have consistently desired the full co-operation of all members of Ll. G.'s family.

It is true that a number of political figures have not seen their way to endorsing this memorial appeal, some of them preferring the more usual idea of a statue in Westminster (it is perhaps not sufficiently widely known that by his one wish David Lloyd George was laid to rest beside the Dwyfor river in Wales instead of in the precincts of the Abbey). However, many other notable people have come forward gladly in support of this constructive idea that will benefit young people for generations to come. This appeal is already commanding the support of all classes of the community. Old Age Pensioners are remembering with gratitude the life-work of the man who did so much to improve the lot of the ordinary man and woman. A great contemporary, the Rt. Hon. W. M. Hughes, former Premier of Australia,-and a member of the Imperial War Cabinet, writes: " No tribute to his memory could be more fitting or would have

given him greater satisfaction."—Yours faithfully, JOHN BETT, Secretary, The Lloyd George Memorial Appeal Committee. Penybont, Llanystumdwy, Criccieth, Caerns.

[Janus writes : It is satisfactory to know that the Committee " have consistently desired the full co-operation of all members of Ll. G.'s family." Did that desire take the form of any consultation with Ll. G.'s children before the project was formulated and launched?]