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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 612: debated on Tuesday 28 June 2016

Ministerial Correction

Tuesday 28 June 2016

Defence

Topical Questions

The following is an extract from Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence on 27 June 2016.

T2. Will the Minister undertake an urgent review of the awards of the Légion d’Honneur? I have many constituents who were awarded the Légion d’Honneur by the French authorities and who notified the Ministry of Defence more than a year ago, but have still not received their medals. Will the Minister look at that urgently? (905499)

I am more than happy to do so. The right hon. Gentleman will be aware that there was a review. It is fair to say that the French authorities have simply been overwhelmed by the number of applications, but we have a system in place now whereby 200 are sent each week to the French. Of the original applications that were made, I understand that all have now been awarded.

[Official Report, 27 June 2016, Vol. 612, c. 17.]

Letter of correction from Mark Lancaster:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the right hon. Member for Delyn (Mr Hanson) during Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence.

The correct response should have been:

I am more than happy to do so. The right hon. Gentleman will be aware that there was a review. It is fair to say that the French authorities have simply been overwhelmed by the number of applications, but we have a system in place now whereby 100 are sent each week to the French. Of the original applications that were made, I understand that all have now been awarded.