§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
I think my hon Friend is under a slight misapprehension as to the precise application of the Army Order referred to. It does not apply to the award of posthumous honours, but to the mode of presentation of honours awarded but not presented prior to the death of the recipient. In this connection, though it is not proposed to issue a general order on this subject, it is certainly the intention of the Admiralty to follow the same practice as is indicated in the Army Order to which my hon. Friend refers as closely as possible under naval conditions. Public presentations on these lines to the next-of-kin have already been made.
§ Mr. BUTCHER
Is it a fact that the posthumous honours, properly so called, are under consideration of the Admiralty?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
No, but I think, arising out of this question, it might very well—I will make a note of it.