HL Deb 24 October 2002 vol 639 c108WA
Lord Ashley of Stoke

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will now name 3 October as Nuclear Veterans Day to honour those who participated in nuclear tests. [HL5871]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Bach)

The Government have no plans to do so. The existing initiatives and programmes were agreed following a period of full and open consultation with our partners from the veterans community and aim to acknowledge and celebrate the special contribution made by Britain's Armed Forces veterans.