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Missing Army Records And The Accumulated Campaign Service Medal

EDM number 409 in 2000-01, proposed by Peter Robinson on 07/03/2001.

That this House notes the Ministry of Defence has admitted that essential documentation relating to the duties served by soldiers in the Ulster Defence Regiment between 1970 and 1975 has been destroyed; recognises that many soldiers have thereby been deprived of their entitlement to be awarded the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal; deplores the fact that cases exist where the Board set up to adjudicate on these awards has refused to accept as a substitute, for the 'MoD destroyed' records, signed statements from commanding officers confirming the number of duties served by soldiers then under their command; and believes that in all cases such evidence should be accepted and soldiers who, with courage and dedication, served the community should not be disadvantaged because of a bureaucratic error.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs.

Peter Robinson07/03/2001Belfast EastDUPProposed
Robert McCartney07/03/2001North DownUKUPSigned
William McCrea07/03/2001South AntrimDUPSigned
William Thompson07/03/2001West TyroneUUPSigned
Roy Beggs07/03/2001East AntrimUUPSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson07/03/2001Lagan ValleyUUPSigned
Ian Paisley07/03/2001North AntrimDUPSigned
Harry Barnes08/03/2001North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Nicholas Winterton08/03/2001MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
David Wilshire12/03/2001SpelthorneConservativeSigned
Martin Smyth13/03/2001Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Donald Gorrie13/03/2001Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock13/03/2001Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley13/03/2001Worthing WestConservativeSigned
John D Taylor14/03/2001StrangfordUUPSigned
Ian Davidson15/03/2001Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Terry Davis21/03/2001Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned

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