Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Paul Murphy Paul Murphy Labour, Torfaen

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many guests he plans to invite to the service of commemoration at St Paul's Cathedral on 13 March 2015; and what proportion of those guests are family members of service personnel who died during operations in Afghanistan.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Approximately 2,000 invitations will be issued, of which over 900 have so far been allocated to the families of those who lost their lives in the conflict. A further 900 or so have been allocated to Service personnel and veterans.

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