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Written Parliamentary Questions: 31st October 2006

Operational Tour Bonus
Q:To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made with the implementation of the operational tour bonus. (John Hemming)

A:Further to my statement to the House on 10 October, I can confirm that all service personnel have now been given full details of the scheme. Our aim is to pay the allowance as soon as possible to all those who have already returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. (Des Browne, Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence)

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TonyF said…
What about those who have come back wounded or in a Union Jack draped coffin. Do their families get the bonus or is that seen by the Government as 'Not completing your tour and therefore not eligible'? I wouldn't put it past them to do that.

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