§ MR. COLSTON (Gloucester, Thornbury)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, having regard to the important position occupied by Volunteer non-commissioned officers, the Government contemplate extending to them the long service decorations already granted to officers of the Force?
§ *MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
As the hon. Member is aware, the Volunteer decoration has been quite recently conferred upon officers, and the process of distribution is not yet concluded. But I have already received fron various quarters suggestions for a similar recognition of the services of non-commissioned officers, and I will give every consideration to the subject.