§ MR. HEDDERWICK
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether a medal has been struck in commemoration of the operations in the Protectorate of Sierra Leone to put down the insurrection consequent upon the partial imposition of the Hut Tax; and, if so, whether the medal will be given to any of the natives in the Government employment who were reported by the late Sir David Chambers to have been guilty of cruel and unlawful acts towards native chiefs in the Protectorate.
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
The Queen has been pleased to approve of the grant of the West African medal to the troops 1051 employed in the operations in the Sierra Leone Protectorate in 1898 and 1899. With regard to the second part of the question, no native convicted of serious offence will get the medal.