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Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 134538, tabled on 8 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2020 to Question 123741 on Commonwealth War Graves Commission, what progress his Department has made on that matter.

Answered on

13 January 2021

The new employment arrangements for the thirty UK staff based in Belgium and France who are directly employed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission are being implemented by the Commission. Twenty-one staff will remain in Europe, seven will return to positions in the UK, and two will be retiring. The Commission are providing all the staff with financial support to assist with the transition to the new arrangements and are currently considering options to improve the support package.