HC Deb 28 July 1997 vol 299 c75W
Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the joint service review of honours and awards; and if he will make a statement. [10761]

Dr. Reid

The joint service review of honours and awards has been in being since 1992 and has been examining all aspects of awards to the armed services. To date, all the gallantry awards have been reformed and rank is now no longer a factor in deciding the level of the award.

The next stage has been the examination of the long service and efficiency awards to the regular forces and the volunteer reserves. Proposals are now at an advanced stage and recommendations will be reviewed by Ministers later this year.