HC Deb 15 July 1919 vol 118 cc218-9

(by Private Notice) asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the American troops have already been supplied with the ribbon pertaining to the decoration that is to be given to them for war service; whether he is also aware that there is a feeling of dissatisfaction in delaying any ribbon to be supplied to the British fighting forces; and whether, considering that the Peace celebrations arc to take place next Saturday, he will at once issue instructions that all procurable ribbon shall be issued immediataely, in order that it may be worn by men in khaki on the 19th instant?

An answer not being given,


On a point of Order. Is it usual on questions of which private notice has been given, which have been sent to Ministers, and which you, Mr. Speaker, call out, to find no Minister on the Government Bench to reply, and is it courteous to the House?


I think an answer was given at an earlier stage, before the hon. Member entered the House. The matter was raised in several supplementary questions.