§ SIR JOHN LENG (Dundee)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will explain why, seeing that the doctors, nurses, men, and orderlies serving in hospitals in South Africa have all been allowed hitherto to wear clasps with their medals, the privilege has been withdrawn from the nurses, and from them only.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The grant of clasps is confined to those persons who are either combatants or intended to go under fire. The privilege cannot therefore be extended to the nurses.