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War Medals (Replacement)

Volume 268: debated on Wednesday 20 December 1995

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6.48 pm

I have the honour to present a petition on behalf of my constituent, Mr. J. Conn. It concerns the fact that he and other pensioners like him who have had their medals stolen or who have lost them by misadventure are asking the Ministry of Defence to take that into account and to make efforts to replace the medals. I think that a worthy cause, particularly on the 50th anniversary of the end of the war in which Mr. Conn and many others saw service. That is why they would like the medals they won in the war to be replaced. This is not a big matter, but I hope that the Ministry of Defence will take account of it—as I know that many hon. Members will.

The petition ends:

Wherefore your petitioners pray that your honourable House shall urge the Ministry of Defence to consider the plight of Mr. Conn and others in a similar situation and endeavour to replace these medals.

Your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

I beg leave to present the petition.

To lie upon the Table.