§ MB. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the Volunteer medical officers who were officially ordered to take medical charge of brigades or provisional battalions on Jubilee Day, and actually did duty as such, have been entirely excluded from participation in the distribution of the Queen's Jubilee medals (unless in command of a brigade bearer company), whereas brigade major and chief transport officers received it; whether he is aware that this exclusion is regarded as a slight to these medical officers; and whether he will have their services on that occasion recognised as the other officers referred to?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. ST. JOHN BBODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
The rules for the distribution of the Jubilee medals were made by Her Majesty, and the Secretary of State has no control in the matter.