Bevin Boys

Defence written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the reply by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence to the Adjournment Debate of 25 July 2006, Official Report, columns 845-8, on the Bevin Boys, what steps he has taken to assess the case for a medal for the Bevin Boys.

Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

As indicated by my predecessor during the adjournment debate on 25 July 2006, the Ministry of Defence is examining in more detail the case for the creation of a specific badge to recognise the contribution during the second world war of the Bevin Boys. This is being done in consultation with other Government Departments who have an interest in these issues; officials have also met with the Bevin Boys Association to consider in more detail their views. I will report on the outcome of this work in the near future.

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