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UK Armed Forces Veterans Lapel Badge

Volume 456: debated on Friday 2 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people have (a) applied for and (b) received the UK armed forces veterans lapel badge. (109079)

Since the inception of the veterans lapel badge scheme in May 2004, approximately 365,900 applications have been received. As result of these applications approximately 355,500 applicants have been issued with badges.

The remaining 10,400 were found not to be eligible.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the waiting time is from application to receive a UK armed forces veterans lapel badge. (109080)

The current waiting time, from receipt of the application form to despatch of the veterans lapel badge, is an average of five working days.