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Ex-Servicemen: Military Decorations

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veteran badges have been distributed in each East Midlands constituency. (156535)

The information is not held in a format that identifies how many Veterans Badges have been issued in each parliamentary constituency and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

However Service Personnel and Veterans Agency records have identified that a total of 20,967 badges have been issued in the East Midlands area during the period since 18 April 2005 to date 30 September 2007. The numbers have been identified by the applicants’ East Midlands post codes and are broken down as follows:

Number

Derbyshire

3,689

Leicestershire and Rutland

5,250

Warwickshire

3,770

Nottinghamshire

8,258

Veterans Badges were issued by the Veterans Policy Unit between May 2004 and 17 April 2005. During this period 82,000 badges were issued, however, detailed records in the format required are not held for this period.