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   11   Ordinary Seaman Edward (Teddy) Sheean

Mr B. K. Mitchell, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)        in 2019 the independent 11-member Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal did unanimously recommend that the extraordinary bravery of Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean should be recognised with the posthumous awarding of the Victoria Cross; and

(b)        the Government rejected the Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal’s unanimous recommendation; and

(2)        calls on the Prime Minister to take immediate action to reverse the Government’s rejection of the tribunal’s recommendation, and take the actions necessary to progress the tribunal’s recommendation.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.