§ CAPTAIN GREVILLE (Bradford, E.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to confer a medal on those officers and men who took part in the recent successful expedition to Benin; and, if so, can he state the approximate date of issue?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY
The grant of a medal to the officers and men who took part in the recent expedition to Benin who have not already the African medal has been sanctioned by Her Majesty. Those holding the medal will receive a clasp. Steps are being taken to obtain the lists of those who are entitled to receive medals or clasps, and the issue will take place probably in three months' time.