Defence Committee

Awards for Valour (Protection) Bill inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report published 22 November 2016. Government response published Thursday 2 February 2017.

Report and Government response

The Awards for Valour (Protection) Bill was given its First Reading in the House of Commons on 29 June 2016. It is a Private Member's Bill, sponsored by Gareth Johnson MP, with Second Reading scheduled for Friday 25 November.

The summary of the Bill declares it to be "A Bill to prohibit the wearing or public display, by a person not entitled to do so, of medals or insignia awarded for valour, with the intent to deceive".

The Committee will examine the problem that the Bill seeks to address, the nature and scope of the offences that might be in the Bill, and the wider themes on the incidence and reasons behind the unauthorised use of military decorations.

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Read all transcripts, written evidence and other material related to the Awards for Valour (Protection) Bill inquiry.

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