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Veterans: Radiation Exposure

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 169793, tabled on 16 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to honour veterans affected by nuclear tests in Britain.

Answered on

22 March 2021

The Government continues to be grateful to veterans who participated in the Nuclear Test Programme. The recent review by the independent Advisory Military Sub-Committee into the case for medallic recognition concluded it did not meet the level of risk and rigour generally required for the award of a campaign medal. This in no way diminishes the contribution of veterans.

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