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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:39 am on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Mark Pawsey Mark Pawsey Conservative, Rugby 10:39 am, 18th July 2019

Last week, I met my 97-year-old constituent, Ron Mockford, who served in the far east in the second world war, was captured by the Japanese and spent three and a half years in captivity, during which time he worked on the Burma railway. Next year is the 75th anniversary of VJ-Day, and Mr Mockford has called for a national day to mark it. Can we have a statement from the Government on their response to this very reasonable and sensible appeal?