44. Mr. KENNEDY JONES
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he would make representations to the Prime Minister that special recognition in the distribution of war honours or orders should be bestowed on those members of the Diplomatic and Consular Service, British and neutral, who rendered notable service to the cause of the Allies abroad during the War?
The names of all persons, whether British or neutral, who are recommended to the Secretary of State for recognition of notable services rendered to the cause of the Allies abroad during the War, are carefully considered. A certain number of honours have already been conferred, and further recommendations are now being made.
Lieut.-Colonel A. MURRAY
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that there are several well-known cases in which proper recognition has not been afforded?
Mr. J. JONES
Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the large number of those who, having taken part in the fighting against the air invasion of this country in the London area, have received no awards at all?
That is not really a question for me. Recommendations are made from the different Departments in the ordinary course.