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Bevin Boys

Volume 454: debated on Thursday 14 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 27 November 2006, Official Report, column 356W, on the Bevin Boys, which ministerial colleagues he is consulting; and when he expects to make an announcement. (107955)

To date, consultation on the possibility of some form of further recognition for the conscripted coal miners has involved the Department of Trade and Industry, the Home Office and the Cabinet Office. The outcome of these deliberations will be announced in due course.