HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 cc1198-9
14. Mr. Ammon

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he has now arrived at a decision as regards the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross?

Sir K. Wood

As I have already stated, this matter is now being examined, and I will inform the House directly a decision has been reached.

Mr. Ammon

Can the right hon. Gentleman give me any idea when I may put down another question?

Sir K. Wood

I will communicate with the hon. Member.

Mr. Garro Jones

Will the right hon. Gentleman at the same time take into consideration the principles upon which this decoration is awarded instead of the decoration of the Order of the British Empire, which was recently conferred upon a non-commissioned pilot who showed great gallantry when his machine was brought down, and the decoration was also recently conferred upon a shorthand-typist in his Department?