25. Mr. CATHCART WASON
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether arrangements have now been made for the issue of war service badges to the officers and men of merchant ships which are at present engaged in His Majesty's service; whether he can state the method of distributing these badges which have been decided upon; and, if so, whether he will consider the desirability of issuing these badges to all such officers and men irrespective of their being of a recruitable age?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
Arrangements have been made to distribute these badges to officers and men serving on Government transports, if of recruitable age. The question of issuing the badges to all such officers and men is receiving consideration.