§ MR. EDWIN DE LISLE (Leicestershire, Mid)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, When the medals and clasps due to the sailors and Naval officers who served in the late Egyptian and Soudan Campaigns, or in the case of those who did not survive to their relatives, are likely to be distributed, seeing that the same medals due to soldiers and officers of the Army have been distributed more than a year ago?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON) (Middlesex, Ealing)
The medals were advertised in The London Gazette of May 28 last as ready for distribution, and the greater portion of them have since been issued. Applications have been called for, and are attended to immediately on receipt. It 784 may be observed that there is greater difficulty in obtaining the necessary information for the preparation of the Naval medal rolls as compared with those for the Army.