HC Deb 22 July 1982 vol 28 c240W
Viscount Cranborne

asked the Prime Minister whether consultations have taken place between the Government and the Dean of St. Paul's about the form of service in the cathedral on 26 July.

The Prime Minister

The form of service in St. Paul's cathedral is the responsibility of the Dean and Chapter, but we have passed on to the Dean our views on how to mark this national occasion.

Sir John Biggs-Davison

asked the Prime Minister what arrangements have been made for the representation of the Armed Forces of the Crown, and relations, at the Falkland Islands service in St. Paul's cathedral; and whether uniform will be worn and colours paraded.

The Prime Minister

The Armed Forces will be represented at the Falkland Islands service by a large contingent from the task force, as well as by senior officers, including the chiefs of staff and senior operational commanders. The next of kin of those who fell in the operations have been invited to attend. Members of the Armed Forces at the service will be in uniform. I understand that colours will not be paraded.

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