§ CAPTAIN ARTHUR MURRAY (Kincardineshire)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that a large number of officers and men engaged in the recent operations against 80 the Zakka Khel and Mohmands are already in possession of the 1895 India Medal (Queen's Head); whether it is the intention of the Government to recommend that a medal be granted to the troops engaged in those operations; and, if so, whether the Government will bear in mind the precedent established in connection with the granting of medals for service in Africa during His Majesty's reign, and will recommend that a King's Head Medal with distinctive ribbon be granted to all engaged in the operations referred to.
§ MR. BUCHANAN
The Answer to the first portion of this Question is in the affirmative. As regards the other portions, I am not in a position to make any statement.