§ COLONEL HUGHES - HALLETT (Rochester)
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is intended to grant a medal to the officers and men, about three thousand in all, who were engaged in the Zhob Valley Expedition, seeing that they were officially informed that the said Expedition would be reckoned as "War Service," equally with the other Expeditions undertaken in other parts of the Frontiers of Afghanistan, for which medals were awarded?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Sir UGHTRED KAYSHUTTLEWORTH) (Lancashire, Clitheroe)
said, it was stated in the House on the 4th of May, 1885, by the then Under Secretary of State for India, that the Government of India had expressed to the Commander-in-Chief their approbation of the manner in which the Zhob Valley operations were conducted, and that the Secretary of State in Council concurred; but that the circumstances of the case did not appear to warrant any special distinction, such as the grant of a medal. The Secretary of State now remained of that opinion, and no recommendation had been received from the Government of India.