HC Deb 17 April 2000 vol 348 c330W
Mr. Peter Robinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many members of the Royal Irish Regiment whose claims for the Accumulated Service Medal were reviewed because of insufficient evidence were(a) successful and (b) unsuccessful in claiming the medal. [119345]

Mr. Spellar

I have been asked to reply.

A total of 273 such cases have been considered by the Army Medal Board to date. Of these, 226 have been successful, 30 proved to have no entitlement and were rejected, and 17 have been returned to the Regimental Headquarters of the Royal Irish Regiment for further investigation. An additional 624 applications have still to be prepared for Army Medal Board consideration.