§ MR. G. C. T. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury when the Jubilee medals will be ready for issue; and whether he is aware that many ordered a, month before, the 22nd June have not yet been issued?
§ MR. HANBURY
The issue of the Jubilee Commemoration medals commenced on June 16. They are being supplied through the Banks of England, Ireland, and Scotland and their various branches. The demand for gold and silver medals is being dealt with in the first instance. As soon as the supply of the large gold medal approaches completion, the large silver modals will be proceeded with more rapidly, and the bronze medals will be commenced. It is not, however, anticipated that the issue of the latter will begin before next month. Up to Saturday afternoon 36,600 medals had been issued. At the last jubilee no issue of medals took place before July 18, and the distribution lasted over a period of eighteen months.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
May I ask whether a medal has been sent to the right hon. Gentleman himself? [Laughter.]