§ Tessa Jowell
[holding answer 10 June 2002]: The medal is being issued to serving members of the armed forces, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and the emergency services who completed five years or more reckonable service on 6 February 2002. The holders of the George Cross and Victoria Cross are also receiving the medal. The estimated cost is £7.8 million. The Yeoman of the Queen's Body Guard; Gentleman at Arms; and the Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland, The Royal Company of Archers are not eligible to receive the medal because they are not serving members of the armed forces or emergency services.