Heroes Return Scheme

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Secretary of State), Wales Office

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many pensioners in each region have applied for the Heroes Return Scheme.

Photo of Richard Caborn Richard Caborn Minister of State (Sport), Department for Culture, Media & Sport

The Heroes Return Scheme, developed by the Big Lottery Fund, recognises the importance of the sacrifices and contribution made by millions in the war effort. All those who were deemed eligible were funded. The table shows how many by region.

Number of pensioners
Based abroad 170
East Midlands 1,943
Eastern 2,754
London 2,560
North East 921
North West 2,967
South East 5,600
South West 3,998
West Midlands 2,843
Yorkshire and the Humber 2,177
England total 25,933
Scotland 1,377
Northern Ireland 150
Wales 1,271

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