HC Deb 20 May 2004 vol 421 c1146W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether veterans of the Falklands War will be eligible for grants under the 'Hero's Return' scheme to enable them to return to the Falkland Islands to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the War. [173788]

Mr. Caplin

[holding answer 17 May 2004]: The 'Heroes Return' scheme is part of a special lottery programme called Veterans Reunited, set up to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the events that led to the end of the Second World War. For this reason, only veterans of the Second World War and their widows are eligible. It is too early to say whether there will be similar programmes in the future to commemorate other conflicts.

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