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ENDING OF ARMED FORCES PARLIAMENTARY SCHEME MEDALS, HONORARY RANK AND UNIFORMS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1071: tabled on 10 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House recognises the advantages and understanding of the work of the armed forces generated by the work of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme, but calls for an immediate end to the practice of awarding medals, honorary rank and a uniform to hon. Members as part of this scheme; believes that these awards cheapen the real day-to-day experiences undergone by members of the armed forces; pays tribute to the bravery and heroism of the armed forces in difficult circumstances; and further recognises that these circumstances are often forced upon members of the armed forces as a result of political decisions made by hon. Members.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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ENDING OF ARMED FORCES PARLIAMENTARY SCHEME MEDALS, HONORARY RANK AND UNIFORMS (Amendment 1)
leave out from `Scheme' to end and add `; recognises the valued initiative, contribution and great work by Sir Neil Thorne in founding and running this scheme throughout the past 22 years for the benefit of improved practical understanding of the armed forces and all who serve in them, for the education of hon. Members of most parties and of no party from both Houses who have experience of the scheme at a junior level, seeing at first hand the dedication, bravery and heroism of those who serve in the regular and reserve forces often in dangerous circumstances to the admiration of the UK's NATO allies who wish their national political representatives had a similar opportunity; notes that there is no medal available to hon. Members taking part in the scheme and that the use of appropriate clothing in the field is necessary; and invites hon. Members from any party which has not yet taken part in the scheme to volunteer to do so.'.
Conservative, Worthing West
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EDM 1071A1: tabled on 16 March 2010