§ 72. Mr. WHELER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can now state when the medal for general services in operations carried out by His Majesty's Navy in the Persian Gulf in the years 1909–12 will be granted?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
As I have already stated, a medal is being struck and will shortly be available for distribution.
§ Mr. WHELER
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware this question has now been going on for two years, and if, instead of "shortly," he can give a definite date for this medal for those men?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I regret the delay, but the question of Grants in lieu of prize money has also been involved and under consideration, and that has involved correspondents with two other Departments, but the matter will be dealt with as quickly as possible.
§ Colonel YATE
Can the right hon. Gentleman extend the medals to the year 1913–14 for men doing the same duty?