§ SIR. CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
To ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office how it comes that correspondence is-still going on with regard to the issue of South African clasps in cases where it is admitted that Yeomanry privates are entitled to them, but that the date of issue is not yet fixed; and whether steps; will be taken to put an end to the delay.
(Answered by Mr. Bromley Davenport.)Correspondence is still going on as owing to the mass of rolls to be checked it has not yet been found possible to complete all issues. The delay has been due to-the supplementary rolls required for the extra clasps granted in October, 1902; 122 extra clasp Yeomanry rolls have been dealt with and the remainder will, it is hoped, be soon cleared off. It must be pointed out that 1,458,440 clasps, in all have been issued up to date.