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Missing Army Records And The Accumulated Campaign Service Medal

EDM number 320 in 2002-03, proposed by Peter Robinson on 09/12/2002.

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 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 Robinson09/12/2002Belfast EastDUPProposed
Martin Smyth10/12/2002Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Harry Barnes10/12/2002North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Bob Spink11/12/2002Castle PointConservativeSigned
David Burnside11/12/2002South AntrimUUPSigned
Peter Bottomley11/12/2002Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton11/12/2002MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock12/12/2002Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Harold Best12/12/2002Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd12/12/2002Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Syd Rapson17/12/2002Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Patsy Calton17/12/2002CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson17/12/2002Lagan ValleyUUPSigned
Nigel Jones13/01/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington21/01/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds05/02/2003Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Gregory Campbell27/02/2003East LondonderryDUPSigned

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