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World War II: Medals

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will make Bevin Boys veterans’ badges available to the (a) widows and (b) children of eligible men who have died. (165994)

As with other veteran badges the Bevin Boys Veterans Badge is a survivors badge and it is intended that it can be worn in public by Bevin Boys to raise awareness of the important role they played during World War II and in the post-war reconstruction of the UK. However, as it was anticipated that the application form would not be launched before October this year, some four months after the date the Badge was announced, we announced that applications would be accepted from the widows of Bevin Boys who died on or after 20 June 2007, when the Badge was announced, where a death and marriage certificate are attached to the application.

We have no plans to extend the criteria further.