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Most recent annotations on things by Anna Soubry

  • George Morley: I agree that it is not a perfect system but the Honours and Awards Committee should review this request and grant this award to Cpl Stewart McLaughlin for the men of all three services that have... (12 July 2015)
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  • Alan McNeilly: The Minister for State is wrong. Sir John Holmes stated that their was a case to be answered for the National Defence Medal and this was not considered in any depth in the 2nd review. In fact... (22 March 2015)
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  • Alan McNeilly: If as the Minister states the nation understands the "great sacrifices made by our veterans in their service and by their families has never been higher in the public’s imagination." why then... (21 March 2015)
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  • Alan McNeilly: I believe the Minister must have selective memory. Perhaps she has forgotten the attacks by the IRA on 5th October 1974 in Guilford and on 10th October 1981 on Chelsea Barracks or on 28th June... (18 March 2015)
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  • Matelot Days gone by: I agree with Raymond Ogle that the "Options Paper" that was put before the HDC was not only a disgrace as there was no discussion of the merits of the NDM case. It also relied on highly... (20 January 2015)
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  • Raymond Ogle: I am sorry but the only reason the NDM has not been issued to British service personnel is costs. It was this criteria and no other that this medal was refused. If the sub committee had read the... (14 January 2015)
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  • Ian Mcvitie: What a load of tosh Anna Soubry talks and it sounds similar to her predecessor (Andrew Robathan). On the Military Covenant - Another load of rubbish - I am a Royal Navy veteran serving 28... (14 January 2015)
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  • L W: Specific campaigns but not ALL campaigns and only a very few of the many acts of gallantry. The Right Honourable lady appears to be uninformed of the truths behind Service Expectations, the... (14 January 2015)
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  • John Proffitt, Chairman, British Airborne Forces Bureau (Commonwealth Veterans Association): Veterans and Services across United Kingdom believe an award of a new National Defence Medal to them will do a lot of good. It will go some way to repair injustice or indignity of not being... (14 January 2015)
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  • John Proffitt, Chairman, British Airborne Forces Bureau (Commonwealth Veterans Association): The fact is since 1945 thousands of our service men and women died with no recognition while carrying out defence service for United Kingdom at home or on foreign land. Many thousands have died... (14 January 2015)
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  • John Proffitt, Chairman, British Airborne Forces Bureau (Commonwealth Veterans Association): The National Defence Medal was not requested for Campaign Service or Gallantry. Veterans and Services of HM Armed Forces requested recognition for their Defence Service to United Kingdom that... (13 January 2015)
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  • Raymond Ogle: Three questions then, why has three commemorative medals been issued ,one each for the three jubilees? Was these earned? If campaign medals have to be earned why has the ACSM 2011 been... (13 January 2015)
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  • Dave Butler: But not well enough thought of as to be passed into law, lip service only. (13 January 2015)
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  • Dave Butler: Sir John Holmes did not decide against National Defence Medal, he in fact said it was worthy of further consideration. A terminological inexactitude I believe Madam....... (13 January 2015)
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  • Tony M: Wrong!! I'm afraid medals are issued for many other scenario's, and there are numerous examples. Clearly the Minister does not know her brief. If she struggles on this issue, how many other... (13 January 2015)
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  • George Morley: I would tend to agree with Anna Soubry and the fact that the service wives are often parted from their husbands for not just a few days but months and years whereas police and firemen do not... (25 November 2014)
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  • Jane Davies: Whenever a politician says "we will continue to consider that issue" what they are really saying is "we will do nothing". How can this be allowed to have happened, that war widows who remarried... (21 October 2014)
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  • George Morley: I have to support the recommendation made by Andy Robertson-Fox with respect to the 'Frozen Pension' policy which is also an anomaly for which one really has no excuse not to rectify especially... (21 October 2014)
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  • George Morley: The DWP and government are surely not outside of the scope of this covenant and has been already pointed out most of the frozen pensioners will have served their country due to the National... (21 October 2014)
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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: May I ask that when she, together with the Principal Secretary of State for Defence and other Ministers, among whom one would anticipate would be The Pensions Minister, Steve Webb, meet to... (21 October 2014)
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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: May I draw the Minister's attention to the final part of her last sentence "so that none of our service personnel and their families or indeed our veterans suffers any disadvantage because of... (21 October 2014)
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  • Dave Butler: Once again misdirection from a Minister who knows full well that Sir John's report was finished months ago . (13 May 2014)
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  • Edward Jones: While disinvesting from tobacco corporations would be a great step for pension funds to take, there is so much more which could be done to make them more ethical and sustainable, while remaining... (13 June 2013)
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  • Ronald Sutton: As Sir John says, '[these hospitals] ...were founded between the two world wars with the outpouring of philanthropic and generous donations in remembrance particularly of those who suffered... (17 October 2012)
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  • Kathleen Connor: I am pleased to read on here that there will be a more serious view about stalking taken in the the near future I am writing this to say that I have been stalked on the world wide web for a... (11 April 2012)
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