HC Deb 14 June 1939 vol 348 cc1297-8
47. Sir A. Wilson

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the advisability of advising the restoration to the Royal Warrant regulating awards of the Victoria Cross the provision which it contained, until amended and consolidated in May, 1920, where under it could be awarded to officers and men of the armed forces who may perform acts of conspicuous courage and bravery in circumstances of extreme danger, such as the foundering of a vessel at sea or in any other circumstances in which, through the courage or devotion displayed, life or public property might be saved?

The Prime Minister

No, Sir. I do not think that this alteration is called for. Other official awards of high standing such as the Albert Medal and the Medal of the Order of the British Empire, for gallantry, are available for services such as my hon. and gallant Friend has in mind.