HC Deb 16 September 1915 vol 74 c147
19. Mr. MILLAR

asked the Minister of Munitions whether arrangements have now been completed for the issue of war badges to all workers engaged in munition work; and if he can state the conditions now attached to the issue of such badges?


Arrangements have been made for the issue of war badges to all workmen engaged on munition work or on work for war purposes whose removal from their present employment is, in the opinion of the Minister, likely to prejudice the production, transport, or supply of munitions of war or the successful prosecution of the War. The conditions attached to the issue of such badges are set out in the Munitions (War Service Badges) Rules and in a circular, copies of which I am sending to the hon. Member.


asked the Minister of Munitions whether, with a view to encourage munition workers to greater effort, he will consider the advisability of granting special distinctive war badges as a reward to men who work up to some reasonable standard of average hours per week and badges of special distinction to those who exceed such standard?


I am afraid that the amount of labour and expense involved in the scheme suggested by the hon. Member would be prohibitive. Proposals are under consideration for the issue at the end of the War of a medal for munition workers.