HC Deb 05 March 1919 vol 113 cc404-5
63. Captain R. TERRELL

asked the Secretary of State for War when he will be able to make a statement on the number and identity of the clasps to be awarded in connection with the War; whether, in making the awards, he will consider the advisability of differentiating between the clasps bestowed on Staff officers and those bestowed on regimental officers; and, if so, what form the differentiation will take?


It should be possible to make a statement on this subject in the course of the next few months. I am in sympathy with the view that every effort should be made to restrict the issue of clasps to those who have taken part in active operations, though the regulations are not easy to frame. I am not prepared to discriminate between Staff and regimental officers: such a practice would be wholly unprecedented in the British Service.