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Scottish Parliament: Scotland: A Good Global Citizen (1 April 2014)

Siobhan McMahon: ...rights and assisting victims of the Colombian conflict. In December 2003, he led the negotiations that resulted in the release of foreign tourists who were held hostage by ELN guerrillas. In 2012, he received the liberty medal from the Mexican embassy in Colombia in recognition of his work to strengthen democracy and human rights in Colombia. At the Parliament event, Monsignor Héctor...

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Royal Mint Advisory Committee (27 March 2014)

Nicky Morgan: ...for Norwich North (Chloe Smith), the then Economic Secretary, announced to Parliament, through a written ministerial statement, Official Report, column 107WS, the commencement of a triennial review for the Royal Mint advisory committee on the design of coins, medals, seals and decorations. I am now pleased to announce the completion of the review. The advisory committee was established in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Sporting Facilities for People with Disabilities and Special Needs (25 March 2014)

Cathal Ó hOisín: ..., but the reality on the ground has been less tangible.  The CAL Committee met with elite disabled athletes like Jason Smyth on our visit to the Sports Institute in Jordanstown, and we saw the role played by the institute in the gold medal success of Kelly Gallagher recently.  However, elite athletes, disabled or otherwise, are the exception rather than the rule.  Many more...

[Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] — NHS Funding (Ageing) (25 March 2014)

Therese Coffey: ...top line things were running fine. The trust was hitting its targets and financially it was very good. It was trying to get foundation trust status, and the chief executive was awarded the Queen’s ambulance service medal. However, at the heart of things, the NHS relied on the meeting of targets, and forgot about patients. As a consequence, elderly people with broken hips waited for...

Business of the House (20 March 2014)

Gareth Thomas: ...has terminal cancer. He flew some 33 Wellington bomber missions from an Italian airbase during the second world war. Sir John Holmes is investigating the possibility of recognition in the form of a medal clasp, but that review is not likely to be completed until the end of the year. Given the circumstances of my constituent, might the right hon. Gentleman explore with the MOD whether that...

Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee — Motion to Take Note (19 March 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Grey-Thompson: ...the moment, we are consigning these sports to little chance of international success. David Owen, the journalist mentioned by the noble Lord, Lord Moynihan, has been vocal about this—he tweeted this evening that we should, “think about medallists, not just medals”. Team sports can create many role models but bring in only one medal. I think that the current view is...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Military Medals Review (13 March 2014)

James Wharton: ...for the Cabinet Office (1) when the Honours and Decorations Committee last met to consider the recommendations put forward by Sir John Holmes regarding the rules for the awarding of military medals; (2) when the Honours and Decorations Committee's report from its last meeting to consider the recommendations of Sir John Holmes will go forward for final approval.

Written Answers — Defence: Military Decorations: World War II (11 March 2014)

Andrew Murrison: As part of his independent medal review, Sir John Holmes recommended that the aircrews of Bomber Command should be awarded a clasp similar to that established for the Fighter Command aircrew who were awarded a Battle of Britain clasp. Additionally, Sir John Holmes is now considering whether the clasp should be extended to aircrew that flew on bomber aircraft from European airbases. The review...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Armed Forces: Medals (3 March 2014)

Lord Astor of Hever: In his independent Medal Review, Sir John Holmes concluded that the aircrew of Bomber Command had been treated inconsistently with those who served in Fighter Command. The award of the clasp to Bomber Command aircrew to be worn on the 1939-45 Star brings this Command into line with Fighter Command aircrew who were awarded a Battle of Britain clasp. The position regarding Bomber Command ground...

Business of the House (27 February 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

John Glen: In July 2012, Sir John Holmes carried out an independent review of the national defence medal for the Cabinet Office. Since then, my constituent, Tony Morland, has been waiting patiently for the outcome. Will the Leader of the House make time for a Defence Minister to report to the House on progress so that Mr Morland will stop e-mailing me?

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Sport: Legacies (24 February 2014)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...before (2.7m). The number of women playing sport has also increased (by 55,000) over the last six months. Elite Sport Elite Funding In February, UK Sport will publish the results of the Annual Investment Reviews of summer Olympic and Paralympic sports. UK Sport continues to track their progress towards Rio 2016. The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games take place in February and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Culture Media and Sport: Sporting Legacy (13 February 2014)

Helen Grant: ...before—2.7 million). The number of women playing sport has also increased by 55,000 over the last six months. Elite Sport Elite Funding In February, UK Sport will publish the results of the annual investment reviews of summer Olympic and Paralympic sports. UK Sport continues to track their progress towards Rio 2016. The Sochi 2014 winter Olympic and Paralympic games take place in...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Military Decorations (18 November 2013)

Charles Kennedy: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he expects to receive the report of Sir John Holmes’ independent review of military medal arrangements; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Defence: Military Decorations (12 November 2013)

Anna Soubry: The qualification period for the General Service Medal Clasp Cyprus is one of a number of issues that is being considered further by Sir John Holmes’ independent medal review. As this is an independent review it is not possible for me to pre-empt the outcome.

Nuclear Test Veterans — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (29 October 2013)

John Baron: ...organised by the BNTVA, other hon. Members and I has been very much focused on Parliament and not on taking this issue through the courts. Perhaps I should also add that the BNTVA has put in a submission to the medal review led by Sir John Holmes, and it is waiting for the outcome of Sir John’s deliberations. However, that is separate from the campaign that we are discussing today. I...

Probation Service — Question for Short Debate (16 October 2013)

Baroness Linklater of Butterstone: ...been reached with performance ratings of “good” or “excellent”, and just two years ago the service became the first public sector organisation to be awarded the British Quality Foundation’s Gold Medal for Excellence in recognition of “outstanding and continued commitment to sustained excellence over a number of years”, an achievement of which...

Written Answers — Defence: National Service: Medals (10 October 2013)

Anna Soubry: The Prime Minister has asked Sir John Holmes to include the issue of medallic recognition for all military service, including national service, in his review. The Government will give full consideration to any recommendations made by Sir John.

English Premier League Football — Motion to Take Note (25 July 2013)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: ...must capitalise on the benefits of this. The Premier League is international in its operation and appeal and it is true that a great deal of global talent is attracted to our competition. The implementation of the FA’s youth review seeks to break the mould in English football and develop more skilful players at grass-roots level. This is where the Premier League and England players...

High Cost Credit Bill (12 July 2013)

Damian Hinds: ...and on securing the prized second position in the ballot. Of course, we on the Conservative Benches are delighted that our hon. Friend the Member for Stockton South (James Wharton) got the gold medal position, but the hon. Gentleman has achieved a very worthwhile and useful silver. The Bill is also timely, as we are in a period of rapid change in high-cost credit. We have had the OFT...

Opposition Day — [Unallotted Day] — Disabled People (10 July 2013)

Paul Maynard: ...the courage even to meet them. When he met them, what did their website say? It said that he had promised them an Opposition day debate as soon as possible, before the Budget. The Budget and the spending review have been and gone, and now what do we see? It is a press release from the shadow Secretary of State claiming that he has dragged Ministers to the Chamber, but it is he and his...

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