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Military Decorations

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Queen's Golden Jubilee medals have been awarded; and at what cost to the public purse. (296800)

As at the 12 January 2009, 165,503 medals were awarded to serving members of the armed forces at a cost of £16.30 per medal, plus VAT but not including administrative costs.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service veterans' medals for those who have served a minimum of (a) one, (b) four and (c) five years have been issued in each of the last 10 years; and at what cost. (296801)

We do not record the award, issue, and cost of medals in this format. Medals are only issued for campaigns and war. Any multiple tours to these theatres are recognised by the award of the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal.