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Crime Reduction Policies (22 January 2015)

Elfyn Llwyd: ...one of the most fulfilling experiences that I have had during my tenure in this place. Our report, which was published in June 2014, was critical because this Government seem to have failed to invest adequate time in reviewing where money should be spent to tackle the problem of reoffending. We drew attention to the fact that the prison population remains stubbornly high, and inadequate...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Military Decorations (22 January 2015)

Lord Astor of Hever: There are no plans to issue an operational medal for Operation Kipion. All operational activity undertaken by UK personnel is subject to regular review by Commander Joint Operations in the Permanent Joint Headquarters. Amongst other things, this routine review considers whether deployments might warrant medallic recognition. Operation Kipion has been kept under review, but it has been...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: National Defence Medal (12 January 2015)

Anna Soubry: There is a long-standing and widely understood military tradition that medals are not awarded as a record of service but in recognition of specific campaigns or operations, acts of gallantry or outstanding service. We set up an independent review into medals and decorations, and its chair, Sir John Holmes, specifically considered this matter and decided against such a medal. That decision...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (12 January 2015)

Charles Kennedy: Returning to the question of the issuing of a national defence medal, will the Minister join me in paying tribute to my constituent, Mr Martin Halligan, who has done an inestimable and unstinting job on promoting the campaign for the medal nationally? Despite the review that has taken place, will she take on board the feeling expressed by many current and former service personnel that the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Medals Review (12 January 2015)

Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Sir John Holmes' Military Medals Review, published in July 2012, what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations in paragraphs 50, 51 and 52 of that review.

Written Ministerial Statements — Prime Minister: National Security Strategy/Strategic Defence and Security Review (18 December 2014)

David Cameron: ...other members of the National Security Council, I am pleased to present the fourth annual report of progress in implementing the 2010 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review as attached. Copies are also being placed in the Library of the House. The global context Over the last year the country has faced a wide range of risks and threats. The Government have...

Sport: Governance — Motion to Take Note (4 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...but with a shared reform agenda, closer working and a move towards collocation, which happened successfully earlier this year. We do not claim that the system cannot be improved, and a joint triennial review of both bodies was announced on 21 November. Its conclusions will be reported next summer. Sport England and UK Sport have robust systems in place to oversee the use of public money...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: West Africa: Ebola (21 November 2014)

Anna Soubry: ...playing a significant role, in the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The risk and rigor being faced by our Service personnel in the region is unique, and the situation is kept under review by the Operational Review Board. Officials are currently examining the issue of medallic recognition for those who have deployed.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Commonwealth Youth Games 2021 (18 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

William Humphrey: ...Ireland has hosted, the Giro d'Italia and the World Police and Fire Games, and said that continuing investment needed to be made in sporting facilities, particularly boxing. Leslie Cree mentioned the 12 medals that Northern Ireland won in the Commonwealth Games in 2014, which placed it fifteenth in the medal table. He also talked about the lottery funds and said that £17·5...

Corporal Stewart McLaughlin (18 November 2014)

Angela Eagle: ...Prime Minister on that day. Since then, however, it is fair to say that we have come up against a brick wall of intransigence. I have received two letters, one from Lord Astor and the other from the Prime Minister, turning down a request for what they call a “review” of the situation. They are understandably worried that a gallantry award granted to Corporal McLaughlin after...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Military Decorations (18 November 2014)

Lord Astor of Hever: Although work continues to determine how to implement the recommendations of Sir John Holmes' independent Military Medals Review, it has already been decided that the Long Service and Good Conduct medal will not be awarded retrospectively to retired officers. A significant factor in this decision is the difficulty which would be encountered in gaining access to the records of all those who...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Military Medals Review (17 November 2014)

Lord Palmer of Childs Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to release Sir John Holmes' Final Report on the case for a National Defence Medal.

National Defence Medal (11 November 2014)

Stephen Gilbert: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to introduce a National Defence Medal; and for connected purposes. This Sunday, like many right hon. and hon. Members, I was proud to represent my community at remembrance services in Newquay and St Austell. Remembrance Sunday is always a poignant and emotional day that brings together people from all...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Decorations (10 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Vernon Coaker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will review his Department's policy on the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Military Decorations (10 November 2014)

Francis Maude: The Committee for the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals (HD Committee) has recently, as part of the Independent Military Medals Review, considered the proposals to institute a National Defence Medal and a Nuclear Test Veterans Medal. HD Committee considered the merits of both medals but in respect of the latter concluded that this was not the sort of operational duty that would...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Medals Review (6 November 2014)

Justin Tomlinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations of the Sir John Holmes' independent Military Medals Review.

Scotland: Devolution — Motion to Take Note (29 October 2014)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: ...is the age of the city”, it makes an eye-catching observation that these 15 areas, performing to their potential up to 2030, could net an additional £79 billion for our economy. However, it is not just about cities; our more rural and coastal areas are just as important, as recognised by the excellent review of my noble friend Lord Adonis entitled Mending the Fractured Economy....

Opposition Day — [8th allotted day]: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Welfare Reform (Disabled People) (28 October 2014)

Kate Green: ...a disabled person who could work would need in order to do so; to introduce penalties for wrong or poor-quality assessments by work capability providers; and to ask disabled people to be part of a process of reviewing and improving the WCA, as they have direct experience of it. We know that the Work programme is not working for disabled people. We have said we will replace it with a...

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

Vernon Coaker: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he intends to publish the findings of his Department's defence medal review.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Commonwealth Games:  Team NI (30 September 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...they received from the network around them.  Those athletes are certainly deserving of the tributes that have come their way today.  Much has been made of the boxers' success, and rightly so:  winning nine medals out of 12 is no mean feat.  It is clear that there are significant interests here today to ensure that our athletes, current and future, receive appropriate...

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