§ MR. MARKHAM (Nottinghamshire, Mansfield)
I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether he will advise His Majesty that, in all creations of peerages and baronetcies, the public services for which such honours are conferred shall be set out it the patents, as is done in the case of warrants for the order of the Victoria Cross.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Sir H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN, Stirling Burghs)
There are particular reasons why this course should be taken in the case of the Victoria Cross, which is always conferred 974 for some specified act of bravery, but it would be impossible to extend this practice to all cases of the conferment of honours.
§ MR. MARKHAM
Would there be any difficulty whatever in taking this course when men like Lord Kelvin receive their patents?
§ MR. LEA (St. Pancras, E.)
Will the right hon. Gentleman suggest that in all cases the purchase price should be engrossed?
§ [No Answer was returned.]