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Polish Anti-defamation Law — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Alex Sobel: ...issue needed a full airing. This debate takes place in the context of the fact that the Polish President signed the Bill into law while also referring it to the Polish constitutional tribunal for review. I am pleased that the Polish prosecutor general has issued a legal opinion stating that in part the law is unconstitutional, and I look forward to the tribunal’s ruling, which should...

Local Museums — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (7 Mar 2018)

Stephen Kerr: ...area, but the history must be preserved. The museum has a superb collection of objects and artefacts from the hundreds of years of military conflict that the Argylls have been involved with. It holds family medals in its vaults, making them accessible for future generations and preventing loss. Again, the local family stories mix with our national story of military commitment playing its...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Eastern Europe: Military Decorations (1 Mar 2018)

Mark Lancaster: As with all operations on which we ask our personnel to deploy, the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence deployment will be kept under constant review, and a decision on whether to award a medal, or seek permission to wear any medal awarded by NATO, will be taken when it is appropriate.

UK Basketball — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (20 Feb 2018)

Alex Sobel: ...add a player on each side, it will: 3 on 3 basketball will debut at the Tokyo 2020 games, in just two years’ time, as a full Olympic sport—an Olympic sport eligible for UK Sport funding. No one knows who the medal challengers will be or what our Olympic potential is. The game 3 on 3 is played in every urban constituency, as the hon. Member for Hornchurch and Upminster (Julia...

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Bill (2 Feb 2018)

Rebecca Pow: ..., including a lot of loving. It is therefore a very worthy Bill, and I want to turn first to the point about mothers’ names on marriage certificates. I have been married for 29 years, and think a medal is in order—although I am not sure whether it should be given to me or my husband. The whole concept of making a commitment and marrying somebody was a very big decision, and our...

Fireworks — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (29 Jan 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: ...made. We have heard today not only from the hon. Member for Poplar and Limehouse (Jim Fitzpatrick)—a former firefighter who has been decorated with the Fire Brigade Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and who now serves as secretary of the all-party fire safety rescue group—but from my hon. Friend the Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock (Bill Grant), a firefighter with some...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Islamic State: Military Intervention (24 Jan 2018)

Mark Lancaster: As with all UK military operations, Operation Shader is kept under constant review. In line with previous Operational Service Medals, the Iraq and Syria Operational Service Medal is awarded for those who are considered to have faced danger and hardship. If it were judged appropriate, the eligibility criteria for the current medal could be amended.

Scottish Parliament: Centenary of Women in the British Armed Forces (18 Jan 2018)

Gordon MacDonald: ...on the Somme where, on the first day of the battle, British forces suffered 37,000 wounded and 19,000 fatalities to gain only 3 square miles of territory. In early 1917, Lieutenant General Lawson was asked to review the role of women in the military. He examined how women were taking on men’s jobs on the home front and, as a result, the idea of women performing basic military jobs no...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Navy: Capability and Strength (15 Jan 2018)

Julian Lewis: May we take a moment to acknowledge the courageous service of Surgeon-Captain Rick Jolly, whose death has just been announced? He was the only person to be awarded a gallantry medal by both sides in the Falklands war. Will the Minister please take back to those conducting the review the united opinion on both sides of the House that any loss of frigates and amphibious vessels before their due...

Lotteries: Limits on Prize Values — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (12 Dec 2017)

Priti Patel: ...that are helping young people around the world to develop new life skills and giving them new life chances. We should be very proud of that; I hope the Government will acknowledge it and be proud of it too. It has been five years since a review of society lotteries was announced, but progress on regulatory reform has been slow. Local charities and organisations that support people are...

Backbench Business: World Antibiotics Awareness Week — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (16 Nov 2017)

Julian Sturdy: ...the UK but globally. It is important to remember and to pay tribute to the work that has already been done, which was ably led by David Cameron and the O’Neill review—one of the most important reviews that was set out by the then Prime Minister. We have a job to do in this House. I have attended packed Westminster Hall debates on issues such as cycling and bee health—I am...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans and Armed Forces Community (16 Nov 2017)

Graeme Dey: ...cross as having emanated from him finding himself and his men halfway into a minefield before realising where they were and having the choice of either going forward or backwards. He said that they gave him a medal for making the decision that he made. I learned later that he was recognised in the way that he was for dealing with a machine gun nest or two in order to lead his men to...

Operation Stack/Lorry Parking in Kent: National Railway Museum and Ownership of National Assets (25 Oct 2017)

John Glen: ...numbers are around 750,000 a year and were boosted in 2015-16 by the exciting arrival of the Flying Scotsman. The collection there includes more than 250 locomotives and rolling stock, 628 coins and medals, and nearly 5,000 pieces of railway uniform, equipment, documents, records, artwork and photographs. Such a fantastic and popular array of objects—especially including large...

Scottish Parliament: Unconventional Oil and Gas (24 Oct 2017)

Claudia Beamish: 1.5°C, which is vital to the continued existence of low-lying coastal and island communities. The climate science is irrefutable, which is why the Tory amendment is so out of touch. Christiana Figueres, who was recently awarded the Shackleton medal for her role in the Paris agreement, said: “We will move to a low-carbon world because nature will force us, or because policy...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Daesh (23 Oct 2017)

Gerald Jones: The Labour party has long called for an operational service medal for our personnel on Operation Shader, so we welcome last month’s announcement. The Secretary of State has rightly acknowledged that the changing nature of warfare requires changing the criteria for how we award medals. Does he have any plans to review the process, and when might that review be published?

Written Ministerial Statements — Cabinet Office: Ministerial Correction (14 Sep 2017)

Chris Skidmore: During the Westminster Hall debate on 12 April 2016, the Minister for Civil Society should have said that the potential cost of introducing a National Defence Medal had been estimated as £475 million by the Ministry of Defence, not by the Independent Military Medals Review. The incorrect attribution was repeated in a Written Parliamentary Answer by the then Minister for the Cabinet...

Princess Royal Hospital Telford: Proposed Prison: Port Talbot — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (12 Sep 2017)

Liz Saville-Roberts: develop a second mega-prison, which Wales does not need or want—this time in the south. The new prison planned in Port Talbot will hold up to 1,600 prisoners. It is not necessary to have won a Fields medal to work out that that would mean 2,400 places more than are required for Wales in Wales. There is a distinct possibility that HMP Port Talbot is being built in anticipation of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Decorations: World War II (5 Sep 2017)

Mark Lancaster: .... Those who completed the minimum qualifying period of service in operational areas were eligible for the 1939-45 Star and those with long service in non-operational areas received the Defence Medal. In addition to the 1939-45 Star and Defence Medal, a series of Campaign Stars were created for participants in campaigns and many Bomber Command aircrew were awarded the much-prized Air Crew...

Terrorist Attacks - Statement (22 Jun 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...matters fully and bringing the perpetrators to justice. I was pleased to see the bravery of PC Keith Palmer, who gave his life protecting us in this palace, recognised with a posthumous George Medal and that pensioner Bernard Kenny, who was stabbed trying to help Jo Cox MP when she was murdered in her constituency last June, also received the George Medal in the Queen’s Birthday...

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...

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