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World War II: Veterans

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon Conservative, Newbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to address the claims by African veterans of the Second World War who received the gratuity payment at the end of that war that the payment was made at different rates based on ethnicity.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK is indebted to all servicemen and women from the Commonwealth who volunteered to serve with Britain during the Second World War. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is working closely with colleagues across government to gather information on this issue.

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