§ 42. Mr. MANDER
asked the Secretary of State for India whether the second battalion of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, stationed at Nowshera, which has been conducting under fire military operations in a mountainous and difficult country dealing with the Fakir of Alingar, are regarded as being technically on active service?
§ Mr. BUTLER
I am at present unable to say whether these operations have been of sufficient gravity to be classified as active service. My right hon. Friend is consulting the Government of India on the matter and will inform the hon. Member when a decision has been reached.