§ CAPTAIN PRICE (Devonport)
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Why the 1168 Egyptian medal and bars, 1884 and 1885, have not been issued to the men of the Royal Marine Battalion who served on shore at Suakin from May 1884 to March 1885, nor to those who took part in the Nile Expedition 1884 and 1885, who served in the Guards' Camel Corps, nor to the Naval Brigade?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. HIBBERT) (Oldham)
The medals and clasps will be ready for issue in about four weeks' time. Many preliminaries have had to be gone through before a complete list could be obtained of all those who are entitled to the decorations, and it is not usual to issue the medals to one portion of Her Majesty's Naval Forces before another. I can assure the hon. and gallant Member that no avoidable delay shall take place.