HC Deb 02 May 2000 vol 349 c7W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will announce his decision on a special gratuity for former Far East prisoners of war or their widows. [120033]

Dr. Moonie

I met with representatives of the Royal British Legion, along with the Prime Minister, on 10 April to discuss this issue. The matter is being given careful consideration; however, no decision has yet been made.

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