Issue - meetings

Questions by the Public

Meeting: 28/02/2022 - City Council (Item 38)

Questions by the Public

To receive questions from and provide answers to the public in relation to matters which are about something the council is responsible for or something that directly affects people in the city, in accordance with Part B, paragraph 11 of the Constitution.

 

Questions, of no longer than 50 words, can be submitted to the Democratic Support Unit, Plymouth City Council, Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth, PL1 3BJ, or email to democraticsupport@plymouth.gov.uk. Any questions must be received at least five complete working days before the meeting.

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Minutes:

There was one question from a member of the public:

 

The following question was submitted by Mr Gregg Roger Black and answered by Councillor Nick Kelly, Leader of the Council:

 

Question:

HMS Plymouth was not saved for scrapping by the previous Labour administration which could of been used as tribute to our city. Are there any plans to honour the ship with a memorial?

Answer:

Nine ships of the Royal Navy have carried the name HMS Plymouth since 1653, and the ship carries eight battle honours, from Porto Farine in 1655 to the Falkland Islands in 1982.  The last ship to bear the name HMS Plymouth was central to the Falkland Islands campaign, engaging the submarine Santa Fe and taking direct damage from Argentine air attacks.  The Council has formally requested that the Secretary of State for defence considers honouring the city by ensuring that a tenth ship of the Royal Navy bears the name HMS Plymouth.  Although there are no current plans to create a memorial to a specific ship bearing the name HMS Plymouth, the City will be commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Falklands conflict this year, and paying tribute to both the veterans of that war, and the heroic efforts both of our dockyard and our wider communities during that difficult time for our country.