§ Mr. Collins
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on official representation of the United Kingdom at ceremonies to mark the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings in June 2004; and what the seniority of officers attending such ceremonies will be. 
§ Mr. Caplin
The Department is working closely with the French Comite du Debarquement, in association with the Normandy Veterans Association, to develop a full programme of commemorations in France. The programme is still in the early stages of preparation. When it has been finalised, suitable representation at senior officer level will be made available.