Veterans: Military Decorations

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 17th January 2017.

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Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Labour, Aberavon

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent meetings he has had with campaign groups on the potential introduction of the National Defence Medal to recognise the contribution of veterans.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Defence Ministers and officials have had no recent meetings with National Defence Medal campaign groups.

For details of our position on this matter I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 14 December 2015 to Question 19127 to the hon. Member for Great Grimsby (Melanie Onn).

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Dave Butler
Posted on 18 Jan 2017 10:51 am (Report this annotation)

Seven million recipients and a cost of £475million, it would appear that mathematics is not the Governments strong point. At £16 per unit the real cost is around £102 million.