HC Deb 23 June 1904 vol 136 cc981-2
MR. PEEL (Manchester, S.)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that Squadron Sergeant-Major Styles, of the Bedfordshire Imperial Yeomanry, who has served for seventeen years in the 3rd Volunteer Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, and for throe years in the Yeomanry, and has been efficient for twenty years, was refused a long service medal, he will consider the advantage of having a long service medal for Militia and Yeomanry, and of allowing a man to claim the medal, although his years of service have not been, all passed in the same branch of the Auxiliary Forces.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) The question of the grant of a long service medal to Militia and Yeomanry and the further point of the manner of reckoning service in the Auxiliary Forces for such medal is now being considered.