§ 52. Sir PERCY HURD
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office, if his attention has been drawn to the action of a London newspaper in awarding a so-called V.C. collar to dogs; and whether he will take steps to prevent any action that may detract from the dignity of the Victoria Cross?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Duff Cooper)
The newspaper scheme mentioned by my hon. Friend has been going on for over three years. The initials V.C. are normally quoted in inverted commas in this connection by the newspaper in question, and while I deprecate the practice as a matter of taste, I cannot think that in the mind of the public it detracts from the dignity of the Victoria Cross.