HC Deb 05 June 2000 vol 351 c59W
Mr. Bob Russell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will arrange for the South Atlantic Medal to be awarded to those residents of the island of St. Helena who served on board RMS St. Helena in the war zone during the Falklands War. [123655]

Mr. Hill

The service performed by St. Helena residents on board RMS St. Helena during the Falklands War is much appreciated. Unfortunately the period served was just too short to meet the criterion for issue of the South Atlantic Medal, laid down in MOD Command Paper 544/82.