HC Deb 27 April 1896 vol 39 c1734
MR. T. W. LEGH (Lancashire, Newton)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the members of the recent Military Mission to Vienna have received permission to accept and wear an Austrian decoration; and if such permission is in accordance with the regulations regarding the acceptance of Foreign Orders by British subjects?


The officers composing the deputation to Vienna of the King's Dragoon Guards have received the Queen's permission to accept and wear an Austrian decoration. Such permission is an exception from the Regulations, which has been sanctioned by Her Majesty under the special circumstances of the present case, as an act of courtesy to the Emperor of Austria.