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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading World War II: Prisoners of War more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has any plans to introduce a national day of remembrance for UK prisoners of war held by Japan during the Second World War. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-06more like thismore than 2019-09-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government and the nation continue to recognise and be thankful for all those who served in the Far East Campaign during the Second World War. We recognise the sacrifices made and the horrors to which our personnel were subjected.</p><p>We are committed to ensuring that ex-Prisoners of War from the Far East Campaign remain in the public consciousness as much as those who served in other campaigns. In conjunction with the Royal British Legion, we will look to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day on Saturday 15 August 2020 in an appropriate way.</p><p>While I understand the desire for a national day of remembrance for Servicemen held as prisoners of war by Japan from 1941 to 1945, the Government regularly receives requests for additional commemorative days for cultural, historical and military events. It is simply not possible to accommodate all these requests and so we are not planning to accept any new commemorative or remembrance days at this time.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-09-06T12:49:49.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-06T12:49:49.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this