YOUR report on the National Police Memorial by Amanda Baillieu misrepresented the import of my conversation with her. When discussing the design of the memorial I indicated that there had been a discussion on the proposed design within the national executive committee of this association. The design was not one that all members would necessarily have chosen, but was felt to be perfectly acceptable and as such received the full support of this association. The committee indicated that it would be in poor taste to criticise such a philanthropic gesture when the design was acceptable to them.
The article gives the impression that this association does not fully support the memorial as proposed to us and that is not the case. The Police Superintendents' Association of England and Wales is fully committed to the provision of the National Police Memorial and finds the design perfectly acceptable.
I confirm the full support of this association for the National Police Memorial and the proposed design for it.
D A Clark
The Police Superintendents'
Association of England