DCMS – PASSCHENDAELE – 13 July 2017

Dr Julian Lewis: I apologise to the Minister because I have to be briefly absent for part of the debate, but I will return at the earliest opportunity. I know that props are not always welcome in the Chamber, but in the light of what he said about photographs, may I share with him a pair of photographs? They show Passchendaele village in June 1917 and in December 1917, and it is possible even from a distance to see how entirely the landscape was obliterated by the bombardment.

[The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (John Glen): I thank my right hon. Friend for his pertinent intervention, which the whole House will welcome.]

[For Julian's speech in this debate click here.]