Military Medals Review

Ministry of Defence written question – answered am ar 12 Ionawr 2015.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson Ceidwadwyr, Faversham and Mid Kent

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Sir John Holmes' Military Medals Review, published in July 2012, what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations in paragraphs 50, 51 and 52 of that review.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence accepted Sir John Holmes's recommendations. The Cabinet Office subsequently published guidance in October 2014, which has been agreed by the Honours and Decorations Committee and endorsed by HM The Queen, in relation to the principle of double-medalling and the acceptance of awards by foreign governments. The acceptance and wear of a foreign award by a British citizen is subject to approval by the Sovereign. Decisions of this kind are for the Foreign Secretary in the first instance.

This guidance can be found on the Government website at

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