§ 28. Mr. Cary
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that, on 3rd May, 1918, following the March retreat, powers without limit of immediate award of orders, decorations, and medals, were delegated to the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief on the Western front, provided the standard of award was maintained; and, further, whether he will state the nature of the powers which were conferred upon the Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force in France last year, and whether any changes have been made in those powers up to the present time?
§ Mr. Law
I have not been able to trace the grant of unlimited powers, but I am aware of the general powers of immediate award given to the Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force during the last war. Powers of not less extent were conferred upon Lord Gort last year, and remain unaltered.