HC Deb 08 July 2003 vol 408 c47WS
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Mr. Ivor Caplin)

The House will be aware of the desire to issue a campaign medal to service personnel and entitled civilians engaged on operations in Iraq and supporting areas, collectively known as Operation Telic.

I am pleased to confirm that Her Majesty the Queen has approved the award of a specific campaign medal to mark this operation. The detailed eligibility criteria for this award are being determined and will be published in due course.