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Missing Army Records And The Accumulated Campaign Service Medal

EDM number 393 in 2001-02, proposed by Peter Robinson on 09/11/2001.

That this House notes that 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 Model; 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 18 MPs.

Peter Robinson09/11/2001Belfast EastDUPProposed
David Burnside12/11/2001South AntrimUUPSigned
Mike Hancock12/11/2001Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell13/11/2001ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Smyth13/11/2001Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Nigel Jones13/11/2001CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Roy Beggs13/11/2001East AntrimUUPSigned
Peter Bottomley13/11/2001Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Nigel Dodds14/11/2001Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Sue Doughty14/11/2001GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
David Chidgey14/11/2001EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
John Cummings15/11/2001EasingtonLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson15/11/2001Lagan ValleyUUPSigned
Harry Barnes15/11/2001North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Paul Tyler15/11/2001North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington20/11/2001Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John Barrett29/11/2001Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin06/12/2001Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned

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