HC Deb 28 May 1903 vol 123 cc113-4
MR. JOHN HUTTON (Yorkshire Richmond)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will ascertain from the Indian Government their reasons for recommending that the Army Order, No. 9, of January, 1903, should be limited to troops engaged in the operations previous to 3rd March 1893; and whether they have any reasons for not extending the date so as to include the Sima Relief Column, under Captain Davis, D.S.O., which started from Bhamo in April, 1893, and which was the last expedition that season; whether he can explain why the Army Order, No. 9, of January, 1903, conferring medals upon troops engaged in 1893, has been so long delayed.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) I think it would be most convenient if the hon. Member would kindly address his inquiries direct to the Indian Government.