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Bevin Boys

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many surviving Bevin Boys he estimates there to be. (156585)

Between the years 1943 and 1948 approximately 48,000 men served in the mines as ballotees, volunteers or optants under the Bevin Boys scheme. Based on the uptake for the Ministry of Defences' HM Armed Forces Veteran's Badge it is estimated that there might be in the region of 6,000 to 11,000 claims for the Bevin Boys Veteran's Badge.