HC Deb 23 November 1920 vol 135 c199
50. Lieut.-Colonel Sir F. HALL

asked the Prime Minister if it is proposed to issue any special medal or decoration in recognition of the many acts of signal devotion and courage performed by members of the military and police forces in Ireland in resisting the campaign of murder and assassination in that country instigated by the Sinn Fein leaders?


The gallantry and devotion of the troops and police in Ireland are gratefully recognised both by His Majesty's Government and the nation, but it is not considered that the issue of a special medal, as suggested in the question, is desirable as a mark of that recognition.