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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 4 July 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence 2:30, 4 July 2011

I would not agree with my hon. Friend on that. What I would say is that groups such as the British Veterans National Defence Medal Campaign are being consulted on the medal review. What that campaign proposes would mean that some 4.5 million to 5 million people would qualify for a national defence medal, and we have to take into account all representations before determining whether that is the right thing to do.

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Tony M
Posted on 5 Jul 2011 6:43 pm (Report this annotation)

Mr Robathan, you do not agree that there is an appetite with the British Public, although you have no evidence to support your view. You also appear to be worried that Millions will take-up the medal.

If you really believe there is no appetite what do you think the actual take up would be? and why?