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Heroes Return Scheme

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many pensioners in each region have applied for the Heroes Return Scheme. (93860)

The Heroes Return Scheme, developed by the Big Lottery Fund, recognises the importance of the sacrifices and contribution made by millions in the war effort. All those who were deemed eligible were funded. The table shows how many by region.

Number of pensioners

Based abroad

170

East Midlands

1,943

Eastern

2,754

London

2,560

North East

921

North West

2,967

South East

5,600

South West

3,998

West Midlands

2,843

Yorkshire and the Humber

2,177

England total

25,933

Scotland

1,377

Northern Ireland

150

Wales

1,271