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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: World War II: Military Decorations (22 Mar 2017)

Mike Penning: ...of Armed Forces veterans who served in the Arctic Region between 3 September 1939 and 8 May 1945. The Arctic Star was instituted in 2012 following the first part of Sir John Holmes’ independent review into the rules and principles governing the award of military campaign medals. The Arctic Star adopted the AE’s criteria. The two awards have a different evidential basis for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Daesh (13 Mar 2017)

Michael Fallon: ...and women, who have contributed tirelessly to this campaign for more than two and a half years. The operational recognition board at our permanent joint headquarters is keeping the issue of the medal under review. As soon as a decision is made on the appropriate medallic recognition for Operation Shader, an announcement will be made to this House.

UK Sport: Elite Sport Funding - Question (23 Feb 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: My Lords, we have had two series of decisions by UK Sport concerning Paralympic and Olympic sport—they have done superbly well and the number of medals is extraordinary for the size of our country. But the noble Baroness, Lady Grey-Thompson, makes a very good point. In the first round of that decision-making process, we lost seven sports, mainly those engaging women and also team...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Decorations: Northern Ireland (20 Feb 2017)

Mike Penning: There are currently in excess of 4,000 UK Service personnel deployed on operations throughout the world. Each of these operations is kept under constant review and when appropriate, a recommendation for medallic recognition is made to the Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals for their consideration.

Public Bill Committee: Awards for Valour (Protection) Bill: Campaign awards (1 Feb 2017)

Kirsten Oswald: I appreciate the hon. Gentleman’s comments that there is scope for this to be reviewed in the future. He understands my sentiments about the prospect of a national defence medal, so it is positive to see that avenue. To take him back to the point about Walter Mitty characters and the majority of characters who behave in a certain way, which is the concern that led to the Bill being...

Child Sexual Abuse: Football Clubs - Question for Short Debate (15 Dec 2016)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: .... It is true that sport has a dark side; it is a place where you can get close to children and build a relationship with them and their families. I declare an interest in that I was asked to do the review of duty of care by the right honourable Tracey Crouch, the Minister for Sport in another place, after the Government’s sport strategy Sporting Future was published in late 2015. I...

Policing and Crime Bill - Report (2nd Day) (7 Dec 2016)

Lord Moynihan: ...noble Lords who took part in this debate. I hope it is not too mischievous to point out that over the last 30 years—I think it is about 30 years since I was Minister for Sport and had the first review of this matter—we have had a whole range of reviews. I welcome that Tracey Crouch announced a further review nearly a year ago, but it is unfortunate that the timing of its...

Homophobia in Sport (30 Nov 2016)

Tracey Crouch: ...a number of other actions to ensure that all under-represented groups can take part in sport and wider physical activity. One of the actions was to ask Baroness Grey-Thompson to carry out an independent review of the duty of care that sport owes to all its participants at all levels. The review is wide-ranging, but I have specifically asked the Baroness to consider any particular issues...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education and Research Bill: Rating the quality and standards of higher education (11 Oct 2016)

Gordon Marsden: ...to the consultation it is rightly noted that the original judgements”— the original judgments were “meet expectations”, “excellence” and “outstanding”— “were hopelessly indistinguishable…. Perhaps this is a case of grade deflation… Passing one’s QAA review was supposed to be something of a ‘gold...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (11 Oct 2016)

Michael Fallon: I am today announcing that with effect from 29 July 2014, the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal will be made available to officers who have served 15 years clear of any disciplinary entry on their Service Record. This meets the intention set out in a Written Ministerial Statement which was tabled in the House of Lords at the conclusion of Sir John Holmes’ Review of Military Medals by...

Defence: Continuous At-Sea Deterrent - Motion to Take Note (13 Jul 2016)

Lord Hutton of Furness: ...a similar role and do it as well and as credibly? I pay tribute to the last coalition Government and to the work of the Liberal Democrat Ministers in persuading the Government to conduct the alternatives to Trident review. If anyone really wants to find an answer to some of these complicated issues of whether there is a better or cheaper way to maintain the vital national security interest...

Olympic Games: Doping (6 Jul 2016)

Tracey Crouch: ...hiding place for any athlete who chooses to cheat. On the point made by the hon. Member for Motherwell and Wishaw, the IOC’s “Olympic Agenda 2020” recommends that athletes who lose out on a medal to athletes who test positive receive their medals. I sincerely hope that the IOC takes forward that recommendation. The honourable thing would be to retrospectively take away a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (27 Jun 2016)

David Hanson: Will the Minister undertake an urgent review of the awards of the Légion d’Honneur? I have many constituents who were awarded the Légion d’Honneur by the French authorities and who notified the Ministry of Defence more than a year ago, but have still not received their medals. Will the Minister look at that urgently?

Sport: Anti-doping - Question (23 May 2016)

the Earl of Courtown: My Lords, my noble friend makes a very good point. Those who cheat do not deserve the medals that they have been awarded. As my noble friend will be aware, once cheats have been uncovered, Olympic Agenda 2020 allows those who were behind them in the race or in the swimming pool to receive those medals. As far as criminalisation is concerned, the review is continuing and we will report on it....

Armed Forces Bill: Review of sentence following offer of assistance (11 May 2016)

Penny Mordaunt: ...to be brief, Madam Deputy Speaker, as this is not a contentious issue. I hope you, Madam Deputy Speaker, will allow me briefly to update the House. Our team in the Invictus games so far has a medal total of 89, 55 of which were won on the first day of the competition. One of our chief cheerleaders is my hon. Friend the Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans, who has taken through this...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Military Decorations (25 Apr 2016)

Matthew Hancock: An independent review undertaken by Sir John Holmes estimated the costs of producing a national defence medal to be £475million. This was based on an approximate figure of 7 million recipients who had completed four years of regular or Reserve Service, or completed national service (back to 9 September 1945), and 100% take up. There are no current plans to reconsider the award of the...

Backbench Business: National Defence Medal (12 Apr 2016)

Rob Wilson: ...to be carefully weighed up when making the decision. There is a strong lobby in the military for not making the changes, as well as the one we are getting from veterans about the national defence medal. The Government’s job is to try to make decisions about where the line falls in a fair and honourable way, and that is not easy. We will upset one group of people whichever decision we...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: *No heading* (1 Apr 2016)

Earl Howe: We have enormous admiration and respect for the unique contribution and sacrifice made by bomber aircrew who served outside of the UK. Sir John Holmes, in his Military Medals Review, specifically included a reconsideration of recognition for Bomber Command, although he recommended not to award medallic recognition to those who flew from outside the UK. This decision was made independently of...


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