Armed Forces: Medals

House of Lords written question – answered on 26th April 2011.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made in introducing a United Kingdom National Defence Medal.

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

There are currently no plans to introduce a National Defence Medal.

Nevertheless, the Government are undertaking a review of the rules governing the awarding of military medals in line with their commitment in the Programme for Government. The review is currently with the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister for final evaluation and I hope that an announcement of the conclusions of the review will be made shortly after Easter.

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Tony M
Posted on 27 Apr 2011 7:38 pm (Report this annotation)

So are there no plans, or will the review decide, which is it?

perhaps this document should be read before this review is given any credibility:

http://nationaldefencemedal.webs.com//COALITION%20GOVERNMENT...